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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Imports: Cotton

Cotton, the No. 1170 import by value totaled $1,771 for the month of October, $2.46 million through October of 2018, and $3.18 million for all of 2017, 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
1Egypt$2.43 M
2Germany$19,256
3Italy$4,049
4Mexico$2,558
5France$2,271
6China$1,816
7Peru$1,341
8Morocco$937
9Brazil$768
10Tanzania$709
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U.S. imports of Cotton decreased 16.02 percent through October to $2.46 million

U.S. imports of Cotton decreased 16.02 percent from $2.93 million to $2.46 million through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 1170 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1165 for the last full year with a total value of $3.18 million, a $8.35 million, 72.44 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Egypt, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Italy, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 France. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C., No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Philadelphia.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Egypt, No. 2 India, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 France. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 4 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio and No. 5 Port of Tampa, Fla..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Egypt $2,429,798
2Germany $19,256
3Italy $4,049
4Mexico $2,558
5France $2,271
6China $1,816
7Peru $1,341
8Morocco $937
9Brazil $768
10Tanzania $709

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Atlanta/Savannah $445,235

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 6.54 percent compared to last year to $2.43 million.
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C. totaled $19,256. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 90 percent compared to last year to $3,595.
  • Port Laredo rose 355.97 percent compared to last year to $2,558.
  • Port of Philadelphia totaled $1,517. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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 Egypt increased $149,209, 6.54 percent, (98.63 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Germany decreased $26,119, 57.56 percent, (0.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Italy increased $4,049, 0 percent, (0.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $1,997, 355.97 percent, (0.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 France decreased $3,211, 58.57 percent, (0.09 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.77 percent of all these Cotton imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $2.46 million of the $2.46 million total.

All totaled, 99.72 percent of all these Cotton imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $2.46 million of the $2.46 million total