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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Imports: Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins

Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins, the No. 347 import by value totaled $80.5 million for the month of October, $812.51 million through October of 2018, and $749.14 million for all of 2017, 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$276.46 M
2Taiwan$80.33 M
3Oman$68.11 M
4Canada$57.91 M
5South Korea$52.38 M
6India$37.51 M
7Malaysia$33.01 M
8Turkey$30.32 M
9Thailand$30.31 M
10Liechtenstein$30.2 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $812.51 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $88,870,637
2Port of Los Angeles $84,232,842
3Port of Houston $81,803,204
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $79,703,291
5Port of Long Beach $66,021,413
6Port of Charleston $47,373,604
7Port of Seattle, Wash. $44,531,217
8Port of Oakland, Calif. $34,643,140
9Port of Virginia $28,325,875
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $28,280,693

U.S. imports of Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins increased 33.02 percent through October to $812.51 million

U.S. imports of Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins increased 33.02 percent from $610.82 million to $812.51 million through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 347 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 400 for the last full year with a total value of $749.14 million, a $58.7 million, 8.50 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Oman, No. 4 Canada 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.

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 – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $276,456,795
2Taiwan $80,333,565
3Oman $68,108,554
4Canada $57,914,123
5South Korea $52,383,963
6India $37,507,456
7Malaysia $33,012,390
8Turkey $30,318,391
9Thailand $30,311,448
10Liechtenstein $30,202,989

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $14,564,768
2New York City $13,899,691
3Houston $13,239,373
4Atlanta/Savannah $13,111,840
5Seattle $9,448,611
6Chicago $9,076,473
7Laredo $6,958,615
8Charleston $6,663,665
9Detroit $6,268,973
10San Francisco $5,724,972

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 24.38 percent compared to last year to $88.87 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 34.25 percent compared to last year to $84.23 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 44.8 percent compared to last year to $81.8 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 46.47 percent compared to last year to $79.7 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 29.28 percent compared to last year to $66.02 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 increased $82.45 million, 42.5 percent, (34.02 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan decreased $12.48 million, 13.45 percent, (9.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Oman increased $27.01 million, 65.71 percent, (8.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $7.29 million, 14.4 percent, (7.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Korea increased $14.56 million, 38.48 percent, (6.45 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 65.87 percent of all these Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $535.2 million of the $812.51 million total.

All totaled, 49.31 percent of all these Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $400.63 million of the $812.51 million total