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

Imports: Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils

Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils, the No. 311 import by value totaled $98.25 million for the month of July, $658.24 million through July 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$269.82 M
2Japan$170.74 M
3Mexico$69.66 M
4India$27.03 M
5Germany$26.94 M
6South Korea$25.35 M
7France$15.51 M
8Taiwan$14.52 M
9Malaysia$9.23 M
10Vietnam$9.19 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $658.24 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $134,195,098
2Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $81,874,178
3Port of Newark $64,463,378
4Nashville International Airport, Tenn. $52,451,520
5Port of Long Beach $49,187,120
6Port Laredo $37,651,557
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $31,736,472
8Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $20,793,410
9Port of Charleston $20,638,198
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $15,604,130

U.S. imports of Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils increased 0.44 percent through July to $658.24 million

U.S. imports of Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils increased 0.44 percent from $655.38 million to $658.24 million through the first seven 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 311 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 316 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 July 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 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 India. 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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $269,817,861
2Japan $170,744,703
3Mexico $69,659,126
4India $27,030,115
5Germany $26,935,527
6South Korea $25,354,642
7France $15,507,958
8Taiwan $14,519,849
9Malaysia $9,229,525
10Vietnam $9,187,898

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 11.47 percent compared to last year to $134.2 million.
  • Port of Jacksonville, Fla. rose 4.41 percent compared to last year to $81.87 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 1.63 percent compared to last year to $64.46 million.
  • Nashville International Airport, Tenn. fell 27.45 percent compared to last year to $52.45 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 1.49 percent compared to last year to $49.19 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 $3.59 million, 1.31 percent, (40.99 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan increased $506,669, 0.3 percent, (25.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $992,072, 1.44 percent, (10.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 India decreased $702,940, 2.53 percent, (4.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $3.8 million, 12.35 percent, (4.09 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.71 percent of all these Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $564.19 million of the $658.24 million total.

All totaled, 58.06 percent of all these Ball-point pens, mechanical pencils imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $382.17 million of the $658.24 million total