Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through March 2020.

Exports: Buttons, fasteners, button molds

Buttons, fasteners, button molds, the No. 772 export by value totaled $7.77 million for the month of March, $18.22 million through March of 2020, and $55.1 million for all of 2019, 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$10.37 M
2Canada$1.93 M
3Honduras$752,310
4Nicaragua$640,610
5Dominican Republic$604,908
6Haiti$358,968
7Japan$283,375
8The Netherlands$250,777
9Singapore$234,430
10Israel$230,682
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January – March 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $18.22 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $6,912,302
2Port Everglades, Fla. $1,310,570
3Port Miami $1,277,674
4Eagle Pass $1,048,616
5Port of Panama City, Fla. $853,072
6El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $766,565
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $693,621
8John F. Kennedy International Airport $360,614
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $341,800
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $339,656

U.S. exports of Buttons, fasteners, button molds increased 25.19 percent through March to $18.22 million

U.S. exports of Buttons, fasteners, button molds increased 25.19 percent from $14.56 million to $18.22 million through the first three months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 772 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 828 for the last full year with a total value of $55.1 million, a $10.92 million, 16.54 percent decrease from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Honduras, No. 4 Nicaragua and No. 5 Dominican Republic. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla., No. 3 Port Miami, No. 4 Eagle Pass and No. 5 Port of Panama City, Fla..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Honduras, No. 4 Nicaragua and No. 5 Dominican Republic. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Eagle Pass, No. 3 Port Miami, No. 4 Port Everglades, Fla. and No. 5 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas.

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $10,367,294
2Canada $1,926,107
3Honduras $752,310
4Nicaragua $640,610
5Dominican Republic $604,908
6Haiti $358,968
7Japan $283,375
8The Netherlands $250,777
9Singapore $234,430
10Israel $230,682

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LAREDO, TX $1,468,484
2MIAMI, FL $864,666
3NEW YORK CITY, NY $518,544
4BUFFALO, NY $403,962
5LOS ANGELES, CA $390,160
6EL PASO, TX $370,352
7CHICAGO, IL $223,904
8SAVANNAH, GA $216,556
9TAMPA, FL $209,286
10DETROIT, MI $139,522

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:

  • Port Laredo rose 159.16 percent compared to last year to $6.91 million.
  • Port Everglades, Fla. rose 195.72 percent compared to last year to $1.31 million.
  • Port Miami rose 24.66 percent compared to last year to $1.28 million.
  • Eagle Pass fell 20.69 percent compared to last year to $1.05 million.
  • Port of Panama City, Fla. fell 7.09 percent compared to last year to $853,072.

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 $4.06 million, 64.28 percent, (56.89 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $121,131, 6.71 percent, (10.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Honduras increased $71,709, 10.54 percent, (4.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Nicaragua increased $138,894, 27.68 percent, (3.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Dominican Republic increased $278,339, 85.23 percent, (3.32 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 78.42 percent of all these Buttons, fasteners, button molds exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $14.29 million of the $18.22 million total.

All totaled, 62.56 percent of all these Buttons, fasteners, button molds exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $11.4 million of the $18.22 million total