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

Exports: Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins

Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins, the No. 840 export by value totaled $5 million for the month of December, $59.3 million through December 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$39.19 M
2Mexico$6.02 M
3Australia$1.66 M
4United Kingdom$1.19 M
5China$1.11 M
6Bahamas$966,394
7Vietnam$624,038
8The Netherlands$591,921
9France$582,807
10Dominican Republic$372,511
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $59.3 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1International Falls, Minn. $9,077,158
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $6,589,002
3Low-Valued Imports and Exports $6,474,990
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $5,476,874
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $4,294,598
6Port Laredo $2,979,336
7Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $2,386,703
8Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $1,945,290
9Port Everglades, Fla. $1,692,959
10Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $1,535,442

U.S. exports of Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins decreased 3.54 percent through December to $59.3 million

U.S. exports of Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins decreased 3.54 percent from $61.47 million to $59.3 million in 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 840 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 829 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 December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 China. 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 United Kingdom, No. 3 Mexico, 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $39,188,028
2Mexico $6,017,236
3Australia $1,655,364
4United Kingdom $1,187,574
5China $1,106,182
6Bahamas $966,394
7Vietnam $624,038
8The Netherlands $591,921
9France $582,807
10Dominican Republic $372,511

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1DETROIT, MI $6,069,646
2DULUTH, MN $4,278,304
3LOW VALUE $2,570,094
4BUFFALO, NY $2,014,090
5MIAMI, FL $1,849,300
6LAREDO, TX $1,446,424
7PEMBINA, ND $1,324,240
8NORFOLK, VA $1,066,394
9LOS ANGELES, CA $832,312
10SAN DIEGO, CA $784,994

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • International Falls, Minn. rose 45.08 percent compared to last year to $9.08 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 10.24 percent compared to last year to $6.59 million.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 1.46 percent compared to last year to $6.47 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 2.38 percent compared to last year to $5.48 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 35 percent compared to last year to $4.29 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 $3.69 million, 10.4 percent, (66.09 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $159,421, 2.72 percent, (10.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Australia increased $201,881, 13.89 percent, (2.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom decreased $5 million, 80.81 percent, (2 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China decreased $913,457, 45.23 percent, (1.87 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.9 percent of all these Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $49.15 million of the $59.3 million total.

All totaled, 53.82 percent of all these Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $31.91 million of the $59.3 million total