Current data is through December 2019.

Imports: Misc. textiles for specific technical uses

Misc. textiles for specific technical uses, the No. 394 import by value totaled $63.98 million for the month of December, $778.36 million through December of 2019, and $776.37 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

RankCountry2019
1Mexico$256.71 M
2Canada$113.29 M
3China$95.38 M
4Germany$40.31 M
5Japan$37.01 M
6Israel$29.77 M
7Italy$28.23 M
8Switzerland$19.27 M
9Hungary$17.78 M
10Brazil$16.13 M
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U.S. imports of Misc. textiles for specific technical uses increased 0.26 percent through December 2019 to $778.36 million

U.S. imports of Misc. textiles for specific technical uses increased 0.26 percent from $776.37 million to $778.36 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 394 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 403 for the last full year with a total value of $776.37 million, a $62.86 million, 8.81 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December 2019 the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 3.44 percent to $146.7 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 7.09 percent to $76.53 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 27.21 percent to $55.3 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 2.13 percent to $51.23 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 8.4 percent to $39.75 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 Mexico increased $7.34 million, 2.95 percent, (32.98 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $387,007, 0.34 percent, (14.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $3.87 million, 3.9 percent, (12.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $2.1 million, 4.96 percent, (5.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $523,951, 1.4 percent, (4.76 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 69.72 percent of all these Misc. textiles for specific technical uses imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $542.7 million of the $778.36 million total.

All totaled, 47.47 percent of all these Misc. textiles for specific technical uses imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $369.5 million of the $778.36 million total.