Then there are the U.S. industries that are totally reliant on exporting to other markets. Take cotton, for instance. The U.S. is ranked third in world production, behind China and India, and we lead the world in cotton exportation. This $25 billion-a-year industry employs over 200,000 of our fellow Americans. Who buys our raw cotton? China is the largest market, followed by Mexico and Turkey. We also sell to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala, El Salvador and Vietnam.