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

Imports: Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins

Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins, the No. 343 import by value totaled $75.16 million for the month of March, $241.25 million through March of 2019, and $971.86 million 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$65.6 M
2Oman$29.59 M
3Taiwan$24.89 M
4South Korea$14.75 M
5Malaysia$14.53 M
6Thailand$12.46 M
7India$11.26 M
8Turkey$10.98 M
9Liechtenstein$9.93 M
10Canada$9.86 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $241.25 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $30,678,043
2Port of Houston $28,214,144
3Port of Los Angeles $25,531,953
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $24,274,102
5Port of Charleston $18,047,011
6Port of Long Beach $16,412,006
7Port of Seattle, Wash. $13,047,652
8Port of Oakland, Calif. $9,427,265
9Port of Baltimore, Md. $9,006,830
10Port of Virginia $8,559,651

U.S. imports of Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins increased 5.98 percent through March to $241.25 million

U.S. imports of Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins increased 5.98 percent from $227.64 million to $241.25 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 343 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 347 for the last full year with a total value of $971.86 million, a $222.73 million, 29.73 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Oman, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Malaysia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Oman and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $65,604,306
2Oman $29,592,033
3Taiwan $24,887,683
4South Korea $14,754,594
5Malaysia $14,525,903
6Thailand $12,461,944
7India $11,256,878
8Turkey $10,980,995
9Liechtenstein $9,927,935
10Canada $9,864,631

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $32,118,233
2Houston $28,509,994
3New York City $27,773,906
4Atlanta/Savannah $26,157,837
5Chicago $20,062,449
6Charleston $19,727,796
7Seattle $17,766,108
8San Francisco $13,353,768
9Laredo $12,036,180
10Detroit $11,191,719

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 Newark rose 11.8 percent compared to last year to $30.68 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 21.38 percent compared to last year to $28.21 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 9.62 percent compared to last year to $25.53 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 6.74 percent compared to last year to $24.27 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 62.53 percent compared to last year to $18.05 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 $17.13 million, 20.7 percent, (27.19 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Oman increased $15.57 million, 111.06 percent, (12.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Taiwan increased $1.27 million, 5.4 percent, (10.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea increased $927,402, 6.71 percent, (6.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Malaysia increased $6.07 million, 71.81 percent, (6.02 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 61.91 percent of all these Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $149.36 million of the $241.25 million total.

All totaled, 52.54 percent of all these Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $126.75 million of the $241.25 million total