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

Imports: Sewing thread

Sewing thread, the No. 1110 import by value totaled $911,947 for the month of August, $6.53 million through August 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$4.03 M
2Canada$495,870
3Turkey$445,127
4Mexico$416,232
5India$308,742
6Thailand$149,075
7Hungary$148,574
8The Netherlands$102,363
9Vietnam$102,117
10Taiwan$79,971
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $6.53 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $2,338,571
2Port of Newark $1,566,593
3Port of Charleston $576,533
4El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $367,156
5Port of Long Beach $258,316
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $184,309
7Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $159,938
8Norton Border Crossing, Vt. $144,746
9Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $142,392
10Port Miami $105,528

U.S. imports of Sewing thread decreased 22.79 percent through August to $6.53 million

U.S. imports of Sewing thread decreased 22.79 percent from $8.46 million to $6.53 million 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 1110 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1093 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 August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Turkey, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 India. 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 of Long Beach.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 India and No. 5 Taiwan. 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $4,026,868
2Canada $495,870
3Turkey $445,127
4Mexico $416,232
5India $308,742
6Thailand $149,075
7Hungary $148,574
8The Netherlands $102,363
9Vietnam $102,117
10Taiwan $79,971

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 36.22 percent compared to last year to $2.34 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 15.26 percent compared to last year to $1.57 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 29 percent compared to last year to $576,533.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 15.18 percent compared to last year to $367,156.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 50.19 percent compared to last year to $258,316.

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 $2.68 million, 39.98 percent, (61.67 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $195,437, 65.05 percent, (7.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Turkey increased $335,798, 307.14 percent, (6.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico decreased $55,407, 11.75 percent, (6.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 India increased $48,414, 18.6 percent, (4.73 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 87.18 percent of all these Sewing thread imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $5.69 million of the $6.53 million total.

All totaled, 78.21 percent of all these Sewing thread imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $5.11 million of the $6.53 million total