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

Exports: Needles, bodkins, pins

Needles, bodkins, pins, the No. 980 export by value totaled $2.19 million for the month of March, $5.22 million through March of 2019, and $16.31 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$1.82 M
2United Kingdom$992,270
3Mexico$732,298
4Germany$182,657
5Singapore$154,307
6Japan$115,482
7Peru$106,614
8Costa Rica$104,842
9Russia$91,450
10Nicaragua$91,207
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U.S. exports of Needles, bodkins, pins increased 23.80 percent through March to $5.22 million

U.S. exports of Needles, bodkins, pins increased 23.80 percent from $4.22 million to $5.22 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 980 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1021 for the last full year with a total value of $16.31 million, a $3.27 million, 25.11 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Singapore. The leading gateways were No. 1 Philadelphia International Airport, No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 3 International Port of Memphis, Tenn., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 4 International Port of Memphis, Tenn. and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $1,817,380
2United Kingdom $992,270
3Mexico $732,298
4Germany $182,657
5Singapore $154,307
6Japan $115,482
7Peru $106,614
8Costa Rica $104,842
9Russia $91,450
10Nicaragua $91,207

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $1,323,648
2New York City $1,015,049
3Low Value Shipments $857,048
4Cleveland $478,631
5New Orleans $415,385
6Detroit $302,604
7Great Falls, Mont. $286,787
8Los Angeles $284,139
9Miami $224,824
10Buffalo $165,734

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:

  • Philadelphia International Airport rose 1017.62 percent compared to last year to $966,562.
  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 1.55 percent compared to last year to $666,631.
  • International Port of Memphis, Tenn. rose 36.08 percent compared to last year to $413,011.
  • Port Laredo rose 976.46 percent compared to last year to $392,844.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio fell 8.39 percent compared to last year to $329,441.

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 $370,360, 25.59 percent, (34.79 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 United Kingdom increased $812,299, 451.35 percent, (19 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico increased $386,574, 111.82 percent, (14.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany decreased $42,181, 18.76 percent, (3.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Singapore increased $81,042, 110.61 percent, (2.95 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 74.26 percent of all these Needles, bodkins, pins exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $3.88 million of the $5.22 million total.

All totaled, 53 percent of all these Needles, bodkins, pins exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $2.77 million of the $5.22 million total