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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Exports: Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins

Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins, the No. 836 export by value totaled $5.28 million for the month of October, $50.26 million through October of 2018, and $61.47 million for all of 2017, 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
1Canada$33.04 M
2Mexico$4.92 M
3Australia$1.49 M
4China$1.1 M
5United Kingdom$1.04 M
6Bahamas$775,393
7France$558,402
8Vietnam$545,798
9The Netherlands$446,469
10Taiwan$345,157
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $50.26 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1International Falls, Minn. $7,136,033
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $5,831,000
3Low-Valued Imports and Exports $5,589,489
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $4,436,653
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $3,661,623
6Port Laredo $2,340,514
7Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $2,067,987
8Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $1,786,224
9Port Everglades, Fla. $1,468,832
10Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $1,358,783

U.S. exports of Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins increased 0.60 percent through October to $50.26 million

U.S. exports of Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins increased 0.60 percent from $49.96 million to $50.26 million through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 836 through October 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 $61.47 million, a $7.42 million, 13.73 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 China and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 International Falls, Minn., No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 China and No. 5 Australia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 3 International Falls, Minn., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $33,042,062
2Mexico $4,916,772
3Australia $1,494,882
4China $1,099,813
5United Kingdom $1,040,110
6Bahamas $775,393
7France $558,402
8Vietnam $545,798
9The Netherlands $446,469
10Taiwan $345,157

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $2,027,358
2Low Value Shipments $912,329
3Duluth, Minn. $783,078
4Buffalo $690,169
5Miami $623,558
6Norfolk $478,042
7Los Angeles $370,566
8Pembina, N.D. $349,683
9San Diego $302,200
10Ogdensburg, N.Y. $244,373

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • International Falls, Minn. rose 35.27 percent compared to last year to $7.14 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 13.82 percent compared to last year to $5.83 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 2.51 percent compared to last year to $5.59 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 9.17 percent compared to last year to $4.44 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 31.46 percent compared to last year to $3.66 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 Canada increased $1.96 million, 6.29 percent, (65.75 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $129,417, 2.56 percent, (9.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Australia increased $340,041, 29.44 percent, (2.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $567,811, 34.05 percent, (2.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $1.13 million, 52.08 percent, (2.07 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.76 percent of all these Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $41.59 million of the $50.26 million total.

All totaled, 53.04 percent of all these Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $26.65 million of the $50.26 million total