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

Exports: Needles, bodkins, pins

Needles, bodkins, pins, the No. 1042 export by value totaled $1.23 million for the month of October, $12.76 million through October of 2018, and $13.04 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$5.37 M
2Mexico$903,294
3South Korea$901,430
4Germany$596,580
5Japan$419,585
6United Kingdom$412,289
7China$319,918
8Singapore$282,120
9Russia$279,281
10The Netherlands$252,660
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U.S. exports of Needles, bodkins, pins increased 17.86 percent through October to $12.76 million

U.S. exports of Needles, bodkins, pins increased 17.86 percent from $10.83 million to $12.76 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 1042 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1058 for the last full year with a total value of $13.04 million, a $842,942, 6.07 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 2 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 3 International Port of Memphis, Tenn., No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Port of New York.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 2 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Miami International Airport.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $5,374,070
2Mexico $903,294
3South Korea $901,430
4Germany $596,580
5Japan $419,585
6United Kingdom $412,289
7China $319,918
8Singapore $282,120
9Russia $279,281
10The Netherlands $252,660

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $854,676
2Low Value Shipments $405,241
3Cleveland $244,905
4New Orleans $177,588
5Detroit $173,328
6Los Angeles $145,999
7Houston $117,633
8Laredo $102,303
9Miami $90,338
10Chicago $85,943

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:

  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 0.12 percent compared to last year to $2.27 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio fell 28.25 percent compared to last year to $1.19 million.
  • International Port of Memphis, Tenn. rose 233.39 percent compared to last year to $1.17 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 71.06 percent compared to last year to $1.05 million.
  • Port of New York rose 67.04 percent compared to last year to $641,975.

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 $972,733, 22.1 percent, (42.11 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $78,480, 9.51 percent, (7.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $211,124, 30.58 percent, (7.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany decreased $603,112, 50.27 percent, (4.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $208,528, 98.8 percent, (3.29 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 64.22 percent of all these Needles, bodkins, pins exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $8.19 million of the $12.76 million total.

All totaled, 49.51 percent of all these Needles, bodkins, pins exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $6.32 million of the $12.76 million total