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Table TX.1  Textiles and apparel: U.S. exports and general imports, by selected trading partners, 2012–16

 
Million $
 
           
Absolute change,
Percent change,
Item 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2015-16 2015-16
U.S. exports of domestic merchandise:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    China
1,238
1,350
1,231
964
829
-135
-14.0
    Vietnam
67
62
96
93
89
-4
-4.2
    Mexico
4,163
4,421
4,627
4,520
4,128
-392
-8.7
    India
167
165
171
175
193
18
10.5
    Canada
3,917
3,905
3,952
3,683
3,573
-110
-3.0
    Bangladesh
28
22
21
22
11
-11
-49.3
    Indonesia
141
177
167
131
95
-36
-27.4
    Honduras
1,465
1,408
1,541
1,520
1,455
-65
-4.3
    Pakistan
32
40
34
25
21
-4
-15.0
    El Salvador
593
564
557
492
367
-125
-25.4
    All other
7,431
7,587
7,640
7,370
6,798
-572
-7.8
        Total domestic exports
19,241
19,702
20,036
18,995
17,560
-1,435
-7.6
Re-exports
3,213
3,617
3,949
4,279
4,055
-224
-5.2
Total U.S. exports (domestic and re-exports)
22,454
23,318
23,985
23,274
21,615
-1,659
-7.1
U.S. general imports:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    China
45,061
46,467
47,220
48,892
45,221
-3,672
-7.5
    Vietnam
7,519
8,604
9,822
11,152
11,372
220
2.0
    Mexico
5,784
5,830
5,976
5,902
5,806
-96
-1.6
    India
6,420
6,902
7,383
7,951
7,952
1
(a)
    Canada
2,414
2,323
2,303
2,243
2,184
-59
-2.6
    Bangladesh
4,675
5,157
5,052
5,658
5,548
-110
-1.9
    Indonesia
5,421
5,455
5,279
5,416
5,144
-272
-5.0
    Honduras
2,698
2,626
2,726
2,812
2,673
-139
-4.9
    Pakistan
3,167
3,222
3,228
3,210
2,904
-307
-9.6
    El Salvador
1,884
1,895
1,936
1,988
1,986
-3
-0.1
    All other
28,818
29,522
30,763
31,322
29,521
-1,801
-5.8
        Total general imports
113,860
118,003
121,687
126,548
120,312
-6,236
-4.9

Source: Compiled from official statistics of the U.S. Department of Commerce. These reflect all official revisions of previously published data up to June 2016 (accessed March 27, 2017).

Note: Import values are based on customs value; export values are based on free along ship value, U.S. port of export. Calculations based on unrounded data. The countries shown are those with the largest total U.S. trade (U.S. general imports plus U.S. domestic exports) in these products in the current year.

a Less than 0.05 percent.

Table TX.2   Textiles and apparel: Leading changes in U.S. exports and imports, 2012–16

 
Million $
 
           
Absolute change,
Percent change,
USITC code and industry/commodity group 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2015-16 2015-16
U.S. domestic exports:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Increases:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        TX005N     Headwear
194
183
189
212
231
19
8.9
        TX005S      Other wearing apparel
477
461
442
435
453
18
4.1
        TX004B     Pillowcases and sheets
71
72
76
75
81
5
7.1
        TX004C      Table/kitchen linens and towels
50
49
55
51
53
3
5.7
        TX005A     Men's and boys' suits and sports coats
25
23
26
28
29
1
2.3
        TX005M    Gloves, including gloves for sports
163
149
154
150
150
(a)
0.2
        TX004G     Tapestries and other wall hangings
1
1
(a)
(a)
1
(a)
31.0
    Decreases:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        TX002        Fabrics
6,350
6,446
6,631
6,350
5,885
-465
-7.3
        TX001        Fibers and yarns, except raw cotton and raw wool
5,057
5,201
5,266
4,873
4,452
-421
-8.6
        TX005        Apparel
3,470
3,440
3,436
3,360
3,079
-281
-8.4
        TX006        Miscellaneous textile products
2,807
3,025
3,118
2,923
2,726
-197
-6.7
        TX002A     Broadwoven fabrics
1,567
1,537
1,614
1,501
1,334
-167
-11.1
        TX002B     Knit fabrics
991
1,023
1,003
995
877
-119
-11.9
        TX005E      Shirts and blouses
674
677
683
668
584
-84
-12.6
        TX002F      Other fabrics
1,770
1,869
1,894
1,722
1,642
-80
-4.7
        TX003        Carpets and rugs
1,057
1,071
1,060
975
912
-63
-6.5
        TX002D     Coated and other fabrics
1,382
1,376
1,477
1,476
1,416
-61
-4.1
        TX005J      Hosiery
276
259
262
260
209
-52
-19.9
        TX005O     Leather apparel and accessories
139
146
140
140
95
-45
-32.2
        TX005R     Nonwoven apparel
69
67
59
52
24
-29
-54.6
        TX002C      Specialty fabrics
369
359
362
349
322
-26
-7.5
        TX005D     Women's and girls' trousers
299
298
292
274
254
-20
-7.4
        TX005Q     Rubber, plastic, and coated-fabric apparel
148
134
136
109
90
-19
-17.7
        TX005H     Women's and girls' dresses
239
260
253
227
211
-17
-7.3
        TX005C      Men's and boys' trousers
266
261
247
280
263
-16
-5.8
        TX002E      Glass fiber fabrics
271
282
279
307
294
-13
-4.2
        TX005I      Robes, nightwear, and underwear
112
126
124
114
102
-12
-10.2
        TX004        Home furnishings
500
519
526
515
506
-8
-1.6
        TX004F      Pillows, cushions, and sleeping bags
161
166
175
182
176
-6
-3.5
        TX004E      Bedspreads and other furnishing articles
81
89
75
70
66
-5
-6.9
        TX005G     Women's and girls' suits, skirts, and coats
145
147
168
161
156
-5
-3.0
        TX004D     Curtains
108
114
121
113
108
-5
-4.2
        TX005P      Fur apparel and other fur articles
19
19
23
21
17
-5
-21.5
        TX005F      Sweaters
32
38
36
37
32
-5
-12.4
        TX005B     Men's and boys' coats and jackets
96
103
108
104
99
-5
-4.4
        TX005K      Body-supporting garments
68
57
63
60
55
-4
-7.4
        TX005L      Neckwear, handkerchiefs, and scarves
28
30
29
28
25
-2
-7.8
U.S. general imports:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Increases:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        TX003        Carpets and rugs
2,042
2,172
2,454
2,519
2,666
147
5.8
        TX004F      Pillows, cushions, and sleeping bags
1,145
1,258
1,292
1,368
1,456
88
6.4
        TX002D     Coated and other fabrics
1,437
1,537
1,658
1,688
1,730
42
2.5
        TX002F      Other fabrics
963
1,050
1,143
1,250
1,259
9
0.7
    Decreases:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        TX005        Apparel
85,226
88,241
90,460
93,923
88,505
-5,418
-5.8
        TX005E      Shirts and blouses
26,082
27,488
27,848
28,638
27,586
-1,052
-3.7
        TX005G     Women's and girls' suits, skirts, and coats
5,147
4,918
5,273
5,477
4,903
-574
-10.5
        TX005M    Gloves, including gloves for sports
4,713
4,582
4,755
5,023
4,460
-563
-11.2
        TX005C      Men's and boys' trousers
8,314
8,704
8,734
9,187
8,700
-487
-5.3
        TX001        Fibers and yarns, except raw cotton and raw wool
3,854
3,776
3,860
3,868
3,470
-398
-10.3
        TX005B     Men's and boys' coats and jackets
2,988
2,862
3,189
3,455
3,070
-385
-11.1
        TX005D     Women's and girls' trousers
9,121
9,764
9,303
9,748
9,372
-376
-3.9
        TX005F      Sweaters
2,328
2,367
2,677
2,504
2,132
-373
-14.9
        TX005S      Other wearing apparel
5,043
5,266
5,549
5,862
5,519
-343
-5.9
        TX002A     Broadwoven fabrics
2,508
2,510
2,564
2,604
2,293
-311
-11.9
        TX002        Fabrics
6,593
6,796
7,199
7,399
7,098
-301
-4.1
        TX004        Home furnishings
9,294
10,099
10,371
10,980
10,721
-259
-2.4
        TX005I      Robes, nightwear, and underwear
5,635
5,821
6,029
6,357
6,101
-256
-4.0
        TX005J      Hosiery
2,032
2,166
2,270
2,415
2,163
-252
-10.4
        TX005L      Neckwear, handkerchiefs, and scarves
1,025
1,143
1,195
1,096
913
-183
-16.7
        TX004E      Bedspreads and other furnishing articles
1,568
1,654
1,659
1,740
1,603
-137
-7.9
        TX005A     Men's and boys' suits and sports coats
1,309
1,365
1,421
1,334
1,202
-132
-9.9
        TX005O     Leather apparel and accessories
959
1,073
1,039
988
864
-124
-12.6
        TX005R     Nonwoven apparel
628
655
704
770
665
-105
-13.6
        TX004B     Pillowcases and sheets
2,559
2,834
2,883
2,979
2,879
-100
-3.4
        TX005K      Body-supporting garments
2,370
2,590
2,528
2,803
2,739
-64
-2.3
        TX005Q     Rubber, plastic, and coated-fabric apparel
760
831
851
751
696
-56
-7.4
        TX004C      Table/kitchen linens and towels
2,275
2,355
2,442
2,560
2,508
-52
-2.0
        TX005N     Headwear
1,985
1,935
2,124
2,366
2,325
-42
-1.8
        TX005P      Fur apparel and other fur articles
158
158
212
219
177
-42
-19.0
        TX004A     Blankets
752
863
954
1,048
1,014
-34
-3.2
        TX002C      Specialty fabrics
513
528
546
556
531
-25
-4.5
        TX004D     Curtains
991
1,134
1,136
1,282
1,257
-24
-1.9
        TX002B     Knit fabrics
965
964
1,062
1,077
1,061
-16
-1.5

Source: Compiled from official statistics of the U.S. Department of Commerce. These reflect all official revisions of previously published data up to June 2016 (accessed March 27, 2017).

Note: Import values are based on customs value; export values are based on free along ship value, U.S. port of export. Calculations based on unrounded data.

a Less than $500,000.