Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through August 2019.

Imports: Cotton

Cotton, the No. 1197 import by value totaled $25,500 for the month of August, $711,999 through August 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

Click on any of the countries in the chart below to gain access to the specific imports and imports between that country and (port), how it compares to other ports for trade with that country, how that trade has changed over time, and much more. Data available both by value and tonnage. Download data. If you are not a subscriber, you can learn more by clicking on the subscribe link.

Top Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Egypt$578,764
2Spain$19,992
3South Korea$19,250
4Germany$18,631
5Turkey$16,875
6United Kingdom$10,886
7Japan$9,542
8France$7,963
9Italy$6,948
10India$5,235
Data loading...

U.S. imports of Cotton decreased 60.03 percent through August to $711,999

U.S. imports of Cotton decreased 60.03 percent from $1.78 million to $711,999 through the first eight 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 1197 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1173 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 August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Egypt, No. 2 Spain, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Turkey. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port Miami and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Egypt, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Italy, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Peru. 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Egypt $578,764
2Spain $19,992
3South Korea $19,250
4Germany $18,631
5Turkey $16,875
6United Kingdom $10,886
7Japan $9,542
8France $7,963
9Italy $6,948
10India $5,235

January – August 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
8Los Angeles $0
9New Orleans $0

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 66.99 percent compared to last year to $578,764.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 3910 percent compared to last year to $30,476.
  • Port of New Orleans totaled $25,426. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port Miami totaled $19,512. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 417.39 percent compared to last year to $18,600.

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 decreased $1.17 million, 66.99 percent, (81.29 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Spain increased $19,992, 0 percent, (2.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 South Korea increased $19,250, 0 percent, (2.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $625, 3.25 percent, (2.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Turkey increased $16,875, 0 percent, (2.37 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 91.79 percent of all these Cotton imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $653,512 of the $711,999 total.

All totaled, 94.49 percent of all these Cotton imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $672,778 of the $711,999 total