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

Imports: Sewing thread

Sewing thread, the No. 1102 import by value totaled $835,621 for the month of February, $1.68 million through February of 2019, and $12.58 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
1China$1.02 M
2Canada$150,198
3Turkey$143,382
4Mexico$90,795
5Hungary$49,559
6India$48,015
7Thailand$41,794
8Vietnam$32,300
9Taiwan$28,187
10Germany$21,492
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.68 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $632,608
2Port of Newark $433,147
3Port of Charleston $103,543
4El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $74,664
5Port Miami $53,853
6Port of Long Beach $53,662
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $53,651
8Norton Border Crossing, Vt. $50,725
9Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $43,946
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $21,440

U.S. imports of Sewing thread increased 7.26 percent through February to $1.68 million

U.S. imports of Sewing thread increased 7.26 percent from $1.57 million to $1.68 million 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 1102 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1104 for the last full year with a total value of $12.58 million, a $1.93 million, 18.10 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Turkey, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Hungary. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas and No. 5 Port Miami.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $1,020,435
2Canada $150,198
3Turkey $143,382
4Mexico $90,795
5Hungary $49,559
6India $48,015
7Thailand $41,794
8Vietnam $32,300
9Taiwan $28,187
10Germany $21,492

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $2,189,421
2New York City $744,538
3Charleston $223,149
4El Paso $187,570
5Chicago $69,208
6St. Albans, Vt. $65,686
7Miami $58,672
8Detroit $56,680
9Atlanta/Savannah $47,267
10Ogdensburg, N.Y. $46,028

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:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 17.47 percent compared to last year to $632,608.
  • Port of Newark rose 129.69 percent compared to last year to $433,147.
  • Port of Charleston rose 32.9 percent compared to last year to $103,543.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 20.96 percent compared to last year to $74,664.
  • Port Miami rose 56.69 percent compared to last year to $53,853.

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 China decreased $285,504, 21.86 percent, (60.76 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $91,399, 155.44 percent, (8.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Turkey increased $141,548, 7717.99 percent, (8.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico decreased $18,515, 16.94 percent, (5.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Hungary increased $49,559, 0 percent, (2.95 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 86.6 percent of all these Sewing thread imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $1.45 million of the $1.68 million total.

All totaled, 77.28 percent of all these Sewing thread imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $1.3 million of the $1.68 million total