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

Imports: Cotton

Cotton, the No. 1211 import by value totaled $371 for the month of February, $16,232 through February of 2019, and $2.9 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
1United Kingdom$4,535
2Japan$4,457
3Mexico$4,304
4Italy$2,565
5France$371
6China$0
7Brazil$0
8Canada$0
9Malaysia$0
10The Netherlands$0
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $16,232

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $7,100
2Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $4,457
3Port Laredo $4,304
4Port of Newark $371
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $0

U.S. imports of Cotton decreased 96.35 percent through February to $16,232

U.S. imports of Cotton decreased 96.35 percent from $445,235 to $16,232 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 1211 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1166 for the last full year with a total value of $2.9 million, a $280,511, 8.83 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 United Kingdom, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 France. The leading gateways were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 2 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Tacoma, Wash..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Egypt, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C., No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1United Kingdom $4,535
2Japan $4,457
3Mexico $4,304
4Italy $2,565
5France $371
6Egypt $0

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Atlanta/Savannah $871,216
2Philadelphia $3,750
3Laredo $3,400
4New York City $501
5Houston $0
6Chicago $0
7Cleveland $0
8New Orleans $0
9Los Angeles $0

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:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport totaled $7,100. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio totaled $4,457. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port Laredo totaled $4,304. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Newark totaled $371. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. totaled $0. 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 United Kingdom increased $4,535, 0 percent, (27.94 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan increased $4,457, 0 percent, (27.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $4,304, 0 percent, (26.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Italy increased $2,565, 0 percent, (15.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 France increased $371, 0 percent, (2.29 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 100 percent of all these Cotton imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $16,232 of the $16,232 total.

All totaled, 100 percent of all these Cotton imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $16,232 of the $16,232 total