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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through March 2019.

Exports: Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils

Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils, the No. 469 export by value totaled $32.14 million for the month of March, $80.22 million through March of 2019, and $316.54 million for all of 2018, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$34.8 M
2Canada$20.44 M
3Australia$3.34 M
4Czech Republic$3.31 M
5United Kingdom$2.5 M
6France$2.49 M
7The Netherlands$1.17 M
8Japan$1.12 M
9Germany$971,249
10Colombia$779,435
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $80.22 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $22,507,923
2Port Laredo $9,576,195
3Low-Valued Imports and Exports $7,002,379
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $5,705,404
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $4,749,190
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $4,270,398
7Port of Charleston $2,510,629
8Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $2,260,886
9Los Angeles International Airport $2,234,657
10Miami International Airport $2,225,164

U.S. exports of Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils increased 3.93 percent through March to $80.22 million

U.S. exports of Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils increased 3.93 percent from $77.19 million to $80.22 million through the first three months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 469 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 478 for the last full year with a total value of $316.54 million, a $16.44 million, 4.94 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 Czech Republic and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 France, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $34,795,444
2Canada $20,437,687
3Australia $3,340,914
4Czech Republic $3,307,190
5United Kingdom $2,504,765
6France $2,493,151
7The Netherlands $1,166,944
8Japan $1,123,718
9Germany $971,249
10Colombia $779,435

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Diego $21,581,486
2Laredo $14,447,751
3Low Value Shipments $10,255,017
4Los Angeles $6,880,277
5Detroit $6,820,221
6Miami $6,181,401
7Atlanta/Savannah $5,426,434
8New York City $4,803,984
9Buffalo $4,313,363
10Charleston $4,040,771

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first three months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. rose 82.21 percent compared to last year to $22.51 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 25.77 percent compared to last year to $9.58 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 8.63 percent compared to last year to $7 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 0.95 percent compared to last year to $5.71 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 2.69 percent compared to last year to $4.75 million.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. exports to No. 1 Mexico increased $4.47 million, 14.74 percent, (43.37 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $185,392, 0.9 percent, (25.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Australia decreased $635,862, 15.99 percent, (4.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Czech Republic increased $3.28 million, 12826 percent, (4.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $792,589, 46.29 percent, (3.12 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 80.26 percent of all these Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $64.39 million of the $80.22 million total.

All totaled, 61.75 percent of all these Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $49.54 million of the $80.22 million total