U.S. TEXTILES BY THE NUMBERS

2021 EMPLOYMENT 2

2021 Textile Supply Chain Jobs in Thousands

TOP 5 STATES FOR

TEXTILE JOBS IN 2021 4

  • 1. Georgia …………………………… 43,700
  • 2. North Carolina …………………….. 31,944
  • 3. South Carolina …………………….. 19,956
  • 4. California …………………………. 13,401
  • 5. Tennessee …………………………. 13,308
Figures exclude apparel manufacturing and cotton & wool farming jobs

VALUE OF SHIPMENTS 1

2021 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 2nd largest global exporter of textile-related products.

2021 EXPORT BREAKDOWN
BY CATEGORY 5

2021 EXPORT BREAKDOWN
BY REGION 6

In $ Billions

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

In $ Billions & $ Millions

  • 1. Mexico ………………………. $3.9B
  • 2. China ………….……..………. $2.0B
  • 3. Canada ………..………..……. $1.8B
  • 4. Honduras ……………….…… $1.3B
  • 5. Vietnam ………..…………….. $1.1B
Figures exclude Natural fiber, apparel & sewn products

The above totals include cotton fiber exports of $1.3B to China and $1.0B 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 2021 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.