Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Imports: Cotton

Cotton, the No. 1188 import by value totaled $330,895 for the month of May, $540,781 through May of 2020, and $1.43 million for all of 2019, 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$289,800
2Turkey$121,029
3India$37,841
4China$33,248
5Italy$26,524
6Ireland$11,964
7Canada$11,016
8Japan$4,737
9France$3,715
10United Kingdom$595
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U.S. imports of Cotton decreased 18.37 percent through May to $540,781

U.S. imports of Cotton decreased 18.37 percent from $662,462 to $540,781 through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 1188 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1187 for the last full year with a total value of $1.43 million, a $1.47 million, 50.70 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Egypt, No. 2 Turkey, No. 3 India, No. 4 China and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 4 Miami Int’l Airport and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Egypt, No. 2 Spain, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Turkey and No. 5 United Kingdom. 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.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 43.63 percent compared to last year to $326,273.
  • Port of Los Angeles totaled $151,733. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 17.87 percent compared to last year to $27,943.
  • Miami Int’l Airport totaled $11,964. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 62.12 percent compared to last year to $11,016.

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 $288,964, 49.93 percent, (53.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Turkey increased $112,405, 1303.4 percent, (22.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 India increased $37,841, 0 percent, (7 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China increased $33,248, 0 percent, (6.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy increased $22,317, 530.47 percent, (4.9 percent market share).

All totaled, 94.02 percent of all these Cotton imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $508,442 of the $540,781 total.

All totaled, 97.81 percent of all these Cotton imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $528,929 of the $540,781 total