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

Imports: Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins

Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins, the No. 360 import by value totaled $73.49 million for the month of July, $535.3 million through July 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$138.67 M
2Oman$63.99 M
3Taiwan$55.04 M
4South Korea$31.37 M
5Malaysia$28.58 M
6Turkey$26.26 M
7Thailand$26.15 M
8Liechtenstein$25.21 M
9Canada$24.96 M
10India$24.5 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $535.3 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $68,772,157
2Port of Houston $63,309,278
3Port of Los Angeles $56,742,890
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $52,467,188
5Port of Charleston $40,244,700
6Port of Long Beach $34,339,949
7Port of Seattle, Wash. $25,837,751
8Port of Oakland, Calif. $20,684,608
9Port of Baltimore, Md. $18,851,923
10Port of Virginia $18,615,735

U.S. imports of Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins decreased 6.37 percent through July to $535.3 million

U.S. imports of Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins decreased 6.37 percent from $571.72 million to $535.3 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 360 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 341 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 July 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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $138,670,442
2Oman $63,985,157
3Taiwan $55,044,638
4South Korea $31,372,861
5Malaysia $28,581,923
6Turkey $26,263,004
7Thailand $26,152,732
8Liechtenstein $25,209,563
9Canada $24,964,211
10India $24,503,863

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 7.28 percent compared to last year to $68.77 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 8.49 percent compared to last year to $63.31 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 8.17 percent compared to last year to $56.74 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 6.53 percent compared to last year to $52.47 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 41.4 percent compared to last year to $40.24 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 $66.99 million, 32.57 percent, (25.91 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Oman increased $21.6 million, 50.95 percent, (11.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Taiwan decreased $1.36 million, 2.4 percent, (10.28 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea decreased $6.04 million, 16.15 percent, (5.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Malaysia increased $6.73 million, 30.77 percent, (5.34 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 59.34 percent of all these Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $317.66 million of the $535.3 million total.

All totaled, 52.59 percent of all these Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $281.54 million of the $535.3 million total