Trade and American Textiles
The U.S. textile industry is the fourth largest textile exporter in the world. Textile exports in 2015 totaled nearly $28 billion dollars. The industry exports to more than 218 countries, including 29 with export markets that purchase in excess of $100 million.
Since 2009, U.S. exports of fiber, yarns, fabrics, made-ups, and apparel are up 38 percent, reaching almost $27.8 billion in 2015.
In particular, the U.S. has a strong export position in fiber, yarns, and fabrics. Exports of those products totaled $21.6 billion alone in 2015, making America the 4th largest exporter of fiber and textile products in the world.