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

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

T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted, the No. 80 import by value totaled $527.36 million for the month of December, $5.97 billion through December 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$715.11 M
2China$636.33 M
3Nicaragua$593.05 M
4El Salvador$544 M
5Mexico$510.28 M
6Vietnam$387.7 M
7Haiti$379.66 M
8Dominican Republic$325.72 M
9Guatemala$321.48 M
10India$256.79 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $5.97 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $1,144,698,056
2Port Everglades, Fla. $1,022,060,136
3Port Miami $794,759,794
4Port of Newark $531,061,818
5Port of Gulfport, Miss. $299,809,265
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $274,525,528
7Port Laredo $229,113,767
8Port of Houston $161,789,126
9John F. Kennedy International Airport $148,659,610
10Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $109,752,719

U.S. imports of T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted increased 5.30 percent through December to $5.97 billion

U.S. imports of T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted increased 5.30 percent from $5.67 billion to $5.97 billion in 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 80 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 80 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 December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Honduras $715,108,365
2China $636,325,868
3Nicaragua $593,052,429
4El Salvador $544,000,584
5Mexico $510,279,865
6Vietnam $387,700,425
7Haiti $379,664,529
8Dominican Republic $325,721,636
9Guatemala $321,477,931
10India $256,789,077

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $339,156,025
2Miami $330,417,858
3New York City $192,142,238
4Atlanta/Savannah $92,758,739
5Wilmington $77,605,236
6Mobile $76,289,860
7Jacksonville/Tampa $65,446,154
8Houston $54,874,861
9Laredo $53,174,968
10Seattle $47,762,662

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 4.03 percent compared to last year to $1.14 billion.
  • Port Everglades, Fla. fell 2.13 percent compared to last year to $1.02 billion.
  • Port Miami rose 13.24 percent compared to last year to $794.76 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 7.88 percent compared to last year to $531.06 million.
  • Port of Gulfport, Miss. fell 20.15 percent compared to last year to $299.81 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 $19.81 million, 2.7 percent, (11.97 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $27.03 million, 4.44 percent, (10.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Nicaragua increased $35.16 million, 6.3 percent, (9.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 El Salvador increased $26.99 million, 5.22 percent, (9.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico decreased $12.91 million, 2.47 percent, (8.54 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 50.21 percent of all these T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $3 billion of the $5.97 billion total.

All totaled, 63.5 percent of all these T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $3.79 billion of the $5.97 billion total