U.S. TEXTILES BY THE NUMBERS

2018 EMPLOYMENT 2

2018 Textile Supply Chain Jobs in Thousands

TOP 5 STATES FOR

TEXTILE JOBS IN 2018 4

  • 1. Georgia ………………………….. 50,645
  • 2. North Carolina …………………… 35,061
  • 3. South Carolina …………………… 23,541
  • 4. California ……………………….. 14,569
  • 5. Virginia ………………………….. 10,815
Figures exclude apparel manufacturing and cotton & wool farming jobs

VALUE OF SHIPMENTS 1

2018 Value of Shipments for Man-Made Fibers, Yarns,
Fabrics, Apparel & Sewn Products in $ Billions

EXPORTS OF ALL FIBERS, YARNS, FABRICS APPAREL & SEWN PRODUCTS 5

In $ Billions

2018 EXPORT BREAKDOWN
BY CATEGORY 5

2018 EXPORT BREAKDOWN
BY REGION 6

In $ Billions

Exports for U.S. Man-Made Fibers, Yarns, Fabrics, Apparel
& Sewn Products only. Raw Cotton & Wool exports excluded

TOP 5 EXPORT MARKETS BY COUNTRY FOR U.S. YARNS & FABRICS7

In $ Billions & $ Millions

  • 1. Mexico ………………………. $4.4B
  • 2. Canada ………..……..………. $2.1B
  • 3. China ………………..………. $1.6B
  • 4. Vietnam  ……….……….…… $1.5B
  • 5. Honduras …..……………….. $1.4B
Figures exclude Natural fiber, apparel & sewn products

CAPITAL INVESTMENT 3

Capital Investment in U.S. Yarn, Fabric, Apparel
& Sewn Product Manufacturing Up $678M in
Last 8 Years – Data in $ Billions

SOURCES

  1. U.S. Census Bureau, Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) Survey, and Annual Survey of Manufacturers (ASM), value of shipments for NAICS 313, 314, 315 & 32522. 2015 data used to compute 2017 NAICS 32522 figure.
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dept. of Agriculture, National Cotton Council, and American Sheep Industry Association.
  3. U.S. Census Bureau, Annual Capital Expenditures Survey (ACES), NAICS 313, 314 & 315.
  4. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census on Employment and Wages (QCEW), NAICS 313, 314 & 32522 only.
  5. U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. International Trade Commission.
  6. U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. International Trade Commission, data for U.S. exports of yarns and fabrics only.
  7. U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. International Trade Commission, Data excludes U.S. exports of raw cotton and wool products.