Industry Trade Data

International trade is a critical component of our industry's success, with more than 60 percent of recovered textile waste sent abroad last year. As Tables 1 and 2 show, in 2016, the United States exported some 1.6 billion pounds of used clothing (Harmonized Tariff Schedule heading 6309) valued at more than $550 million and some 177 million pounds of rags and wiping cloths (HTS 6310) valued at nearly $60 million.

Table 1


Table 2