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

Exports: Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins

Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins, the No. 831 export by value totaled $4.99 million for the month of February, $8.7 million through February of 2020, and $68.9 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
1Canada$5.37 M
2Mexico$1.34 M
3Australia$498,775
4Bahamas$252,818
5Germany$134,006
6China$120,352
7United Kingdom$103,135
8Sweden$70,436
9Peru$55,123
10The Netherlands$40,606
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U.S. exports of Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins increased 7.08 percent through February to $8.7 million

U.S. exports of Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins increased 7.08 percent from $8.12 million to $8.7 million through the first two 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 831 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 844 for the last full year with a total value of $68.9 million, a $9.6 million, 16.19 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 Bahamas and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Australia. The leading gateways were No. 1 International Falls, Minn., No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $5,374,016
2Mexico $1,338,167
3Australia $498,775
4Bahamas $252,818
5Germany $134,006
6China $120,352
7United Kingdom $103,135
8Sweden $70,436
9Peru $55,123
10The Netherlands $40,606

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1EL PASO, TX $3,700,400
2LAREDO, TX $1,360,046
3BUFFALO, NY $1,282,044
4DULUTH, MN $1,029,680
5DETROIT, MI $1,012,678
6LOW VALUE $867,326
7SAN DIEGO, CA $480,940
8PEMBINA, ND $421,498
9SEATTLE, WA $395,132
10MIAMI, FL $286,872

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 41.71 percent compared to last year to $1.11 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 36.79 percent compared to last year to $964,037.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 2.8 percent compared to last year to $849,765.
  • Port Laredo rose 195.45 percent compared to last year to $836,271.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 12.97 percent compared to last year to $765,686.

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 decreased $265,369, 4.71 percent, (61.79 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $508,814, 61.35 percent, (15.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Australia increased $384,391, 336.05 percent, (5.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Bahamas increased $142,669, 129.52 percent, (2.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany increased $75,409, 128.69 percent, (1.54 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 87.35 percent of all these Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $7.6 million of the $8.7 million total.

All totaled, 51.99 percent of all these Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $4.52 million of the $8.7 million total