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

Exports: Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins

Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins, the No. 822 export by value totaled $6.79 million for the month of March, $14.91 million through March of 2019, and $59.3 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
1Canada$9.79 M
2Mexico$1.88 M
3The Netherlands$346,309
4Australia$215,438
5Japan$211,581
6Bahamas$177,576
7South Korea$169,514
8France$150,610
9Germany$134,502
10United Kingdom$118,472
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U.S. exports of Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins increased 11.07 percent through March to $14.91 million

U.S. exports of Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins increased 11.07 percent from $13.43 million to $14.91 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 822 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 851 for the last full year with a total value of $59.3 million, a $2.18 million, 3.54 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 International Falls, Minn., No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water 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 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Australia. 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.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $9,790,482
2Mexico $1,879,861
3The Netherlands $346,309
4Australia $215,438
5Japan $211,581
6Bahamas $177,576
7South Korea $169,514
8France $150,610
9Germany $134,502
10United Kingdom $118,472

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $3,825,581
2Duluth, Minn. $2,724,203
3Low Value Shipments $1,797,830
4Buffalo $1,323,144
5Miami $1,167,127
6Laredo $874,967
7Pembina, N.D. $827,465
8Los Angeles $655,295
9Norfolk $625,059
10San Diego $491,284

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:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 21.4 percent compared to last year to $2.23 million.
  • International Falls, Minn. rose 5.17 percent compared to last year to $1.76 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 3.31 percent compared to last year to $1.62 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 3.78 percent compared to last year to $1.41 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 31.87 percent compared to last year to $1.31 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 $1.07 million, 12.24 percent, (65.66 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $716,833, 61.64 percent, (12.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 The Netherlands increased $269,218, 349.22 percent, (2.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Australia decreased $77,041, 26.34 percent, (1.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $158,716, 300.23 percent, (1.42 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 83.45 percent of all these Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $12.44 million of the $14.91 million total.

All totaled, 55.9 percent of all these Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $8.34 million of the $14.91 million total