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

Imports: Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils

Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils, the No. 328 import by value totaled $83.62 million for the month of March, $257.94 million through March of 2019, and $1.08 billion 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1China$101.22 M
2Japan$72.6 M
3Mexico$26.42 M
4Germany$11.54 M
5South Korea$10.91 M
6India$8.03 M
7France$7.26 M
8Taiwan$4.69 M
9Vietnam$4.23 M
10Malaysia$3.88 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $257.94 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $50,752,400
2Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $36,160,826
3Port of Newark $25,245,078
4Nashville International Airport, Tenn. $24,596,152
5Port of Long Beach $18,964,087
6Port Laredo $15,213,510
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $12,661,896
8Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $8,592,316
9Port of Charleston $8,014,981
10Port of Boston $5,116,120

U.S. imports of Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils increased 2.56 percent through March to $257.94 million

U.S. imports of Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils increased 2.56 percent from $251.5 million to $257.94 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 328 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 331 for the last full year with a total value of $1.08 billion, a $32.8 million, 2.96 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Jacksonville, Fla., No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Nashville International Airport, Tenn. and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Jacksonville, Fla., No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Nashville International Airport, Tenn. and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $101,219,467
2Japan $72,602,800
3Mexico $26,419,522
4Germany $11,535,692
5South Korea $10,911,115
6India $8,026,868
7France $7,262,262
8Taiwan $4,686,180
9Vietnam $4,225,374
10Malaysia $3,877,301

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $57,296,384
2Jacksonville/Tampa $47,938,558
3New Orleans $47,255,959
4New York City $31,658,287
5Laredo $20,331,551
6San Diego $19,281,474
7Atlanta/Savannah $18,041,521
8Chicago $11,177,873
9Boston $10,242,795
10Charleston $8,706,807

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:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 1.16 percent compared to last year to $50.75 million.
  • Port of Jacksonville, Fla. fell 1.1 percent compared to last year to $36.16 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 3.22 percent compared to last year to $25.25 million.
  • Nashville International Airport, Tenn. fell 0.43 percent compared to last year to $24.6 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 3.82 percent compared to last year to $18.96 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. imports from No. 1 China decreased $1.96 million, 1.9 percent, (39.24 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan increased $3.73 million, 5.42 percent, (28.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $716,367, 2.79 percent, (10.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $1.65 million, 12.5 percent, (4.47 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Korea increased $3.8 million, 53.46 percent, (4.23 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 86.33 percent of all these Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $222.69 million of the $257.94 million total.

All totaled, 60.37 percent of all these Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $155.72 million of the $257.94 million total