Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Imports: Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils

Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils, the No. 314 import by value totaled $77.68 million for the month of February, $161.11 million through February of 2020, and $1.06 billion for all of 2019, 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$68.01 M
2Japan$42.43 M
3Mexico$15.67 M
4Germany$6.98 M
5India$5.96 M
6South Korea$5.77 M
7Vietnam$4.33 M
8Taiwan$3.08 M
9Malaysia$2.22 M
10Italy$2.08 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $161.11 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $36,175,256
2Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $19,760,545
3Port of Newark $16,419,047
4Port of Long Beach $14,864,117
5Port Laredo $8,252,366
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $7,908,560
7Port of Charleston $5,518,816
8Nashville International Airport, Tenn. $5,513,515
9Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $5,454,286
10Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $5,400,641

U.S. imports of Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils decreased 7.58 percent through February to $161.11 million

U.S. imports of Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils decreased 7.58 percent from $174.32 million to $161.11 million through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 314 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 323 for the last full year with a total value of $1.06 billion, a $11.34 million, 1.05 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Jacksonville, Fla., No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port Laredo.

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 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Nashville International Airport, Tenn..

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $68,005,145
2Japan $42,433,211
3Mexico $15,673,030
4Germany $6,980,381
5India $5,960,876
6South Korea $5,765,987
7Vietnam $4,330,302
8Taiwan $3,077,112
9Malaysia $2,220,371
10Italy $2,076,523

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $12,903,710
2New Orleans $8,433,369
3Jacksonville/Tampa $7,788,818
4Atlanta/Savannah $6,293,276
5New York City $5,765,807
6San Diego $4,425,568
7Laredo $4,054,092
8Chicago $3,642,208
9Dallas $2,603,720
10Charleston $2,302,866

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 1.35 percent compared to last year to $36.18 million.
  • Port of Jacksonville, Fla. fell 10.08 percent compared to last year to $19.76 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 5.27 percent compared to last year to $16.42 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 2.46 percent compared to last year to $14.86 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 16.06 percent compared to last year to $8.25 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 $7.34 million, 9.74 percent, (42.21 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan decreased $2.45 million, 5.46 percent, (26.34 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $1.83 million, 10.43 percent, (9.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $1.1 million, 13.58 percent, (4.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 India increased $1.54 million, 34.76 percent, (3.7 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 86.31 percent of all these Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $139.05 million of the $161.11 million total.

All totaled, 59.26 percent of all these Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $95.47 million of the $161.11 million total