Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Needles, bodkins, pins

Needles, bodkins, pins, the No. 1001 export by value totaled $1.44 million for the month of December, $19.1 million in 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

RankCountry2019
1Canada$7.26 M
2Mexico$1.81 M
3United Kingdom$1.34 M
4Dominican Republic$877,243
5Germany$786,982
6Singapore$588,948
7Peru$452,276
8Japan$434,150
9Italy$401,867
10Russia$337,499
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U.S. exports of Needles, bodkins, pins increased 17.09 percent through December 2019 to $19.1 million

U.S. exports of Needles, bodkins, pins increased 17.09 percent from $16.31 million to $19.1 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 1001 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1030 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 December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Dominican Republic and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Low-Valued Imports and Exports, No. 2 International Port of Memphis, Tenn., No. 3 Miami International Airport, No. 4 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio and No. 5 Philadelphia International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, 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 – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $7,259,116
2Mexico $1,809,284
3United Kingdom $1,337,348
4Dominican Republic $877,243
5Germany $786,982
6Singapore $588,948
7Peru $452,276
8Japan $434,150
9Italy $401,867
10Russia $337,499

January – December 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 of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 3.31 percent compared to last year to $2.63 million.
  • International Port of Memphis, Tenn. rose 67.19 percent compared to last year to $2.19 million.
  • Miami International Airport rose 210.62 percent compared to last year to $2.18 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio fell 2.93 percent compared to last year to $1.38 million.
  • Philadelphia International Airport rose 285.22 percent compared to last year to $1.18 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 $667,454, 10.13 percent, (38.01 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $462,126, 20.35 percent, (9.47 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom increased $856,923, 178.37 percent, (7 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Dominican Republic increased $717,981, 450.82 percent, (4.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany decreased $5,542, 0.7 percent, (4.12 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 63.2 percent of all these Needles, bodkins, pins exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $12.07 million of the $19.1 million total.

All totaled, 50.08 percent of all these Needles, bodkins, pins exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $9.56 million of the $19.1 million total