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

Imports: Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils

Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils, the No. 334 import by value totaled $69.9 million for the month of March, $231 million through March 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$82.04 M
2Japan$67.33 M
3Mexico$24.98 M
4India$10.94 M
5Germany$10.42 M
6South Korea$9.01 M
7Vietnam$6.34 M
8Taiwan$4.74 M
9Italy$3.31 M
10Malaysia$3.18 M
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January – March 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $231 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $48,821,540
2Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $31,652,951
3Port of Newark $20,592,532
4Port of Long Beach $19,943,363
5Port Laredo $13,005,362
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $12,158,179
7Nashville International Airport, Tenn. $11,459,406
8Port of Charleston $9,470,000
9Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $8,198,831
10Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $6,284,074

U.S. imports of Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils decreased 10.44 percent through March to $231 million

U.S. imports of Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils decreased 10.44 percent from $257.94 million to $231 million through the first three 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 334 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 328 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 March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 India and No. 5 Germany. 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 – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $82,036,041
2Japan $67,330,730
3Mexico $24,981,374
4India $10,939,345
5Germany $10,421,362
6South Korea $9,006,366
7Vietnam $6,342,246
8Taiwan $4,742,922
9Italy $3,305,842
10Malaysia $3,178,136

January – March 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 three months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 3.8 percent compared to last year to $48.82 million.
  • Port of Jacksonville, Fla. fell 12.47 percent compared to last year to $31.65 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 18.43 percent compared to last year to $20.59 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 5.16 percent compared to last year to $19.94 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 14.51 percent compared to last year to $13.01 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 $19.18 million, 18.95 percent, (35.51 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan decreased $5.27 million, 7.26 percent, (29.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $1.44 million, 5.44 percent, (10.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 India increased $2.91 million, 36.28 percent, (4.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $1.11 million, 9.66 percent, (4.51 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84.72 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 $195.71 million of the $231 million total.

All totaled, 58.01 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 $134.02 million of the $231 million total