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

Exports: Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils

Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils, the No. 453 export by value totaled $29.07 million for the month of July, $201.76 million through July 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$88.43 M
2Canada$55.07 M
3Australia$6.75 M
4Czech Republic$6.01 M
5France$5.29 M
6United Kingdom$3.93 M
7The Netherlands$3.08 M
8Germany$2.73 M
9Japan$2.65 M
10Colombia$2.1 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $201.76 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $60,552,712
2Port Laredo $21,073,532
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $17,236,667
4Low-Valued Imports and Exports $16,979,495
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $10,843,105
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $10,314,586
7Port of Charleston $6,531,934
8Port Everglades, Fla. $6,301,939
9Miami International Airport $4,797,407
10Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $4,674,703

U.S. exports of Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils increased 6.76 percent through July to $201.76 million

U.S. exports of Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils increased 6.76 percent from $188.98 million to $201.76 million through the first seven 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 453 through July among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 475 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 July of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 Czech Republic and No. 5 France. The leading gateways were No. 1 Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $88,433,068
2Canada $55,068,330
3Australia $6,746,773
4Czech Republic $6,014,032
5France $5,293,071
6United Kingdom $3,925,790
7The Netherlands $3,077,712
8Germany $2,727,424
9Japan $2,645,727
10Colombia $2,102,771

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. rose 61.87 percent compared to last year to $60.55 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 19.84 percent compared to last year to $21.07 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 1.24 percent compared to last year to $17.24 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 7.82 percent compared to last year to $16.98 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 12.86 percent compared to last year to $10.84 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 $13.62 million, 18.2 percent, (43.83 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $312,514, 0.57 percent, (27.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Australia decreased $982,198, 12.71 percent, (3.34 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Czech Republic increased $5.58 million, 1292.3 percent, (2.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 France decreased $6.01 million, 53.15 percent, (2.62 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 80.07 percent of all these Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $161.56 million of the $201.76 million total.

All totaled, 62.79 percent of all these Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $126.69 million of the $201.76 million total