U.S. TEXTILES BY THE NUMBERS

2020 EMPLOYMENT 2

2020 Textile Supply Chain Jobs in Thousands

TOP 5 STATES FOR

TEXTILE JOBS IN 2020 4

  • 1. Georgia ………………………….. 41,752
  • 2. North Carolina …………………… 29,300
  • 3. South Carolina …………………… 19,044
  • 4. California ……………………….. 12,892
  • 5. Virginia ………………………….. 9,178
Figures exclude apparel manufacturing and cotton & wool farming jobs

VALUE OF SHIPMENTS 1

2020 Value of Shipments for Man-Made Fibers, Yarns,
Fabrics, Apparel & Sewn Products in $ Billions

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

The United States is the second largest global exporter of textile-related products.

2020 EXPORT BREAKDOWN
BY CATEGORY 5

2020 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 ………………………. $3.2B
  • 2. China ………..……..………. $2.3B
  • 3. Canada ………………..……. $1.8B
  • 4. Vietnam ……………….…… $1.3B
  • 5. Honduras …………..…………….. $0.9B
Figures exclude Natural fiber, apparel & sewn products

The above totals include cotton fiber exports of $1.8B to China and $1.2B Vietnam

CAPITAL INVESTMENT 3

Capital Investment in U.S. Yarn, Fabric, Apparel
& Sewn Product Manufacturing – 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. 2019 data used to estimate 2020 NAICS 32522 figure.
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Cotton Council & 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), June 2020 NAICS 313, 314 & 32522.
  5. U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. International Trade Commission.
  6. U.S. Department of Commerce data for Export Group 0: Textiles and Apparel.
  7. U.S. International Trade Commission, data for HTS chapters 50-60.