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

Exports: Needles, bodkins, pins

Needles, bodkins, pins, the No. 1030 export by value totaled $2.04 million for the month of December, $16.31 million through December 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$6.59 M
2Mexico$2.27 M
3South Korea$945,184
4Germany$792,524
5United Kingdom$480,425
6Japan$477,832
7Singapore$361,301
8China$360,753
9Russia$330,971
10The Netherlands$272,601
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U.S. exports of Needles, bodkins, pins increased 25.11 percent through December to $16.31 million

U.S. exports of Needles, bodkins, pins increased 25.11 percent from $13.04 million to $16.31 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 1030 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1056 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 December of this 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.

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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $6,591,662
2Mexico $2,271,410
3South Korea $945,184
4Germany $792,524
5United Kingdom $480,425
6Japan $477,832
7Singapore $361,301
8China $360,753
9Russia $330,971
10The Netherlands $272,601

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1NEW YORK CITY, NY $1,883,806
2LAREDO, TX $1,715,584
3LOW VALUE $1,242,872
4CLEVELAND, OH $733,892
5GREAT FALLS, MT $545,618
6NEW ORLEANS, LA $517,272
7LOS ANGELES, CA $490,776
8DETROIT, MI $425,712
9MIAMI, FL $332,908
10BUFFALO, NY $322,638

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 0.82 percent compared to last year to $2.72 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 636.05 percent compared to last year to $1.47 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio fell 20.32 percent compared to last year to $1.42 million.
  • International Port of Memphis, Tenn. rose 218.78 percent compared to last year to $1.31 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 53.88 percent compared to last year to $1.08 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 $1.18 million, 21.76 percent, (40.41 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $1.37 million, 152.74 percent, (13.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $205,531, 27.79 percent, (5.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany decreased $519,881, 39.61 percent, (4.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $20,294, 4.41 percent, (2.95 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 67.94 percent of all these Needles, bodkins, pins exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $11.08 million of the $16.31 million total.

All totaled, 49.05 percent of all these Needles, bodkins, pins exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $8 million of the $16.31 million total