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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Imports: T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted

T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted, the No. 79 import by value totaled $470 million for the month of October, $5 billion through October of 2018, and $5.67 billion for all of 2017, 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
1Honduras$583.71 M
2China$543.24 M
3Nicaragua$480.79 M
4El Salvador$449.32 M
5Mexico$435.32 M
6Vietnam$331.23 M
7Haiti$309.51 M
8Dominican Republic$270.75 M
9Guatemala$257.84 M
10India$227.7 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $5 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $947,491,691
2Port Everglades, Fla. $836,067,676
3Port Miami $671,609,693
4Port of Newark $452,142,294
5Port of Gulfport, Miss. $254,639,201
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $233,821,829
7Port Laredo $194,296,793
8Port of Houston $137,354,895
9John F. Kennedy International Airport $129,961,731
10Port of Tacoma, Wash. $92,930,612

U.S. imports of T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted increased 4.69 percent through October to $5 billion

U.S. imports of T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted increased 4.69 percent from $4.77 billion to $5 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 79 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 79 for the last full year with a total value of $5.67 billion, a $153.36 million, 2.63 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Honduras, No. 2 China, No. 3 Nicaragua, No. 4 El Salvador and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla., No. 3 Port Miami, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Gulfport, Miss..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Honduras, No. 2 China, No. 3 Nicaragua, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 El Salvador. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla., No. 3 Port Miami, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Gulfport, Miss..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Honduras $583,708,636
2China $543,235,710
3Nicaragua $480,790,752
4El Salvador $449,324,910
5Mexico $435,317,523
6Vietnam $331,231,217
7Haiti $309,508,467
8Dominican Republic $270,745,304
9Guatemala $257,840,633
10India $227,701,029

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $221,326,440
2Miami $197,986,050
3New York City $137,971,436
4Atlanta/Savannah $67,435,030
5Wilmington $52,160,707
6Mobile $50,495,519
7Laredo $36,678,997
8Jacksonville/Tampa $34,873,151
9Seattle $34,824,779
10Houston $34,792,381

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 3.7 percent compared to last year to $947.49 million.
  • Port Everglades, Fla. fell 4.61 percent compared to last year to $836.07 million.
  • Port Miami rose 15.33 percent compared to last year to $671.61 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 7.39 percent compared to last year to $452.14 million.
  • Port of Gulfport, Miss. fell 18.95 percent compared to last year to $254.64 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 Honduras decreased $33.73 million, 5.46 percent, (11.68 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $29.39 million, 5.72 percent, (10.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Nicaragua increased $9.51 million, 2.02 percent, (9.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 El Salvador increased $23.71 million, 5.57 percent, (8.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico decreased $5.48 million, 1.24 percent, (8.71 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 49.86 percent of all these T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $2.49 billion of the $5 billion total.

All totaled, 63.26 percent of all these T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $3.16 billion of the $5 billion total