Value of U.S. Textile Shipments

In 2019, the value of U.S. man-made fiber and filament, textile, and apparel shipments totaled an estimated $75.8 billion. This is an increase of 11 percent since 2009.

The breakdown of 2019 shipments by industry sector shows healthy progress in the U.S. textile industry:

  • $29.4 billion for NAICS 313 – Textile Mills (Yarns & Fabrics)
  • $27.2 billion for NAICS 314 – Textile Product Mills (Home Furnishings, Carpet, & Non-Apparel Sewn Products)
  • $11.5 billion for NAICS 315 – Apparel
  • An estimated $7.7 billion for NAICS 32522 – Artificial and Synthetic Fibers and Filaments (Man-Made Fibers & Filaments)

U.S. Capital Investment

The U.S. textile industry remains globally competitive due to the continued investment in the domestic industry. The industry invested $18.7 billion in new plants and equipment from 2009 to 2018. Investment is required in processes as well as product development. Recently producers have opened new fiber, yarn, and recycling facilities to convert textile and other waste to new textile uses and resins.  Over the last four years, the pace of investment has increased as foreign manufacturers turn to the United States for production.

Investment in Textile Mills and Textile Product Mills has seen especially explosive growth, climbing from $960 million in 2009 to $2.4 billion in 2018 – an increase of 150 percent.


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