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

Imports: Buttons, fasteners, button molds

Buttons, fasteners, button molds, the No. 1014 import by value totaled $1.99 million for the month of March, $6.16 million through March of 2020, and $29.63 million 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$1.79 M
2Taiwan$1.08 M
3Japan$815,544
4Thailand$585,733
5Italy$557,198
6Mexico$447,728
7Vietnam$174,477
8India$140,511
9United Kingdom$88,689
10Germany$88,497
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U.S. imports of Buttons, fasteners, button molds decreased 22.67 percent through March to $6.16 million

U.S. imports of Buttons, fasteners, button molds decreased 22.67 percent from $7.96 million to $6.16 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 1014 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 996 for the last full year with a total value of $29.63 million, a $8.18 million, 21.63 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Italy, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Thailand. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $1,790,029
2Taiwan $1,078,726
3Japan $815,544
4Thailand $585,733
5Italy $557,198
6Mexico $447,728
7Vietnam $174,477
8India $140,511
9United Kingdom $88,689
10Germany $88,497

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $557,789
2Chicago $295,618
3Cleveland $291,722
4Atlanta/Savannah $219,428
5New York City $141,741
6Charleston $105,682
7New Orleans $85,924
8Dallas $64,323
9Jacksonville/Tampa $48,304
10Laredo $45,294

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 8.23 percent compared to last year to $1.52 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 52.26 percent compared to last year to $754,796.
  • Anchorage International Airport, Alaska rose 56.07 percent compared to last year to $438,205.
  • Port Laredo rose 5.1 percent compared to last year to $399,156.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 1.77 percent compared to last year to $394,247.

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 $784,606, 30.47 percent, (29.07 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan increased $385,730, 55.66 percent, (17.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Japan decreased $753,626, 48.03 percent, (13.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Thailand decreased $96,230, 14.11 percent, (9.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy decreased $217,986, 28.12 percent, (9.05 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 78.39 percent of all these Buttons, fasteners, button molds imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $4.83 million of the $6.16 million total.

All totaled, 57.01 percent of all these Buttons, fasteners, button molds imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $3.51 million of the $6.16 million total