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

Imports: Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins

Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins, the No. 349 import by value totaled $79.65 million for the month of December, $971.86 million through December 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$321.05 M
2Taiwan$96.5 M
3Oman$88.27 M
4Canada$65 M
5South Korea$63.77 M
6India$45.01 M
7Malaysia$42.27 M
8Thailand$38.31 M
9Turkey$35.93 M
10Liechtenstein$35.33 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $971.86 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $105,401,777
2Port of Los Angeles $102,287,202
3Port of Houston $97,804,079
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $95,463,201
5Port of Long Beach $75,445,794
6Port of Charleston $62,133,041
7Port of Seattle, Wash. $53,260,420
8Port of Oakland, Calif. $42,754,803
9Port of Virginia $33,972,563
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $33,231,795

U.S. imports of Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins increased 29.73 percent through December to $971.86 million

U.S. imports of Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins increased 29.73 percent from $749.14 million to $971.86 million in 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 349 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 397 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 December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $321,053,495
2Taiwan $96,502,250
3Oman $88,270,388
4Canada $65,002,349
5South Korea $63,766,208
6India $45,007,555
7Malaysia $42,271,866
8Thailand $38,307,882
9Turkey $35,927,450
10Liechtenstein $35,329,850

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $23,571,646
2New York City $21,145,991
3Houston $20,957,798
4Atlanta/Savannah $19,520,038
5Chicago $15,267,144
6Charleston $13,642,448
7Seattle $13,383,424
8Laredo $9,259,946
9San Francisco $8,986,051
10Detroit $8,585,162

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 20.75 percent compared to last year to $105.4 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 32.81 percent compared to last year to $102.29 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 39.2 percent compared to last year to $97.8 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 37.71 percent compared to last year to $95.46 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 20.44 percent compared to last year to $75.45 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 $77.63 million, 31.89 percent, (33.03 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan decreased $14.78 million, 13.28 percent, (9.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Oman increased $37.57 million, 74.1 percent, (9.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $5.03 million, 8.38 percent, (6.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Korea increased $17.41 million, 37.56 percent, (6.56 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 65.3 percent of all these Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $634.59 million of the $971.86 million total.

All totaled, 49.02 percent of all these Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $476.4 million of the $971.86 million total