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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2019.

Imports: Cotton yarn

Cotton yarn, the No. 869 import by value totaled $5.13 million for the month of February, $12.52 million through February of 2019, and $86.25 million for all of 2018, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Pakistan$3.75 M
2South Korea$3.51 M
3India$2.59 M
4Mexico$1.61 M
5El Salvador$161,612
6Italy$117,569
7Indonesia$117,239
8Egypt$110,491
9China$93,348
10Canada$61,755
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $12.52 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $3,607,910
2Port of Charleston $3,379,481
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,643,157
4Port of Long Beach $1,197,486
5Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $1,161,447
6Port of Newark $583,159
7Port Laredo $378,616
8Port of New Orleans $111,160
9Port Miami $74,057
10Pharr International Bridge in Texas $69,098

U.S. imports of Cotton yarn decreased 12.99 percent through February to $12.52 million

U.S. imports of Cotton yarn decreased 12.99 percent from $14.39 million to $12.52 million through the first two months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 869 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 845 for the last full year with a total value of $86.25 million, a $13.98 million, 19.34 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Pakistan, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 India, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 El Salvador. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Pakistan, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 India and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Pakistan $3,746,335
2South Korea $3,507,893
3India $2,591,710
4Mexico $1,609,161
5El Salvador $161,612
6Italy $117,569
7Indonesia $117,239
8Egypt $110,491
9China $93,348
10Canada $61,755

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $11,940,491
2Charleston $6,863,835
3Phoenix/Nogales $3,142,278
4Atlanta/Savannah $2,008,365
5Laredo $1,885,324
6New York City $904,281
7Chicago $228,364
8Cleveland $168,573
9Ogdensburg, N.Y. $158,941
10Great Falls, Mont. $39,637

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 34.33 percent compared to last year to $3.61 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 12.67 percent compared to last year to $3.38 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 288.36 percent compared to last year to $1.64 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 21.42 percent compared to last year to $1.2 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. fell 35.16 percent compared to last year to $1.16 million.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. imports from No. 1 Pakistan increased $1.06 million, 39.65 percent, (29.93 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Korea decreased $1.89 million, 34.99 percent, (28.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 India increased $171,507, 7.09 percent, (20.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico decreased $826,218, 33.93 percent, (12.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 El Salvador increased $114,681, 244.36 percent, (1.29 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 92.81 percent of all these Cotton yarn imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $11.62 million of the $12.52 million total.

All totaled, 87.8 percent of all these Cotton yarn imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $10.99 million of the $12.52 million total