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

Imports: Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins

Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins, the No. 384 import by value totaled $56.68 million for the month of February, $119.1 million through February of 2020, and $852.99 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$29.47 M
2Oman$10.27 M
3Taiwan$9.78 M
4Thailand$8.12 M
5Turkey$7.16 M
6South Korea$7.12 M
7Canada$6.82 M
8Liechtenstein$6.32 M
9Mexico$5.85 M
10India$5.49 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $119.1 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $14,134,475
2Port of Newark $13,906,420
3Port of Los Angeles $13,019,959
4Port of Charleston $10,722,356
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $10,150,849
6Port of Long Beach $7,451,857
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $5,399,740
8Port of Seattle, Wash. $4,512,880
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $4,397,502
10Port of Oakland, Calif. $4,153,246

U.S. imports of Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins decreased 28.29 percent through February to $119.1 million

U.S. imports of Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins decreased 28.29 percent from $166.09 million to $119.1 million through the first two 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 384 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 338 for the last full year with a total value of $852.99 million, a $118.87 million, 12.23 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

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

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Oman, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 South Korea. 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.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $29,471,893
2Oman $10,266,162
3Taiwan $9,777,056
4Thailand $8,120,627
5Turkey $7,160,783
6South Korea $7,124,409
7Canada $6,816,213
8Liechtenstein $6,323,270
9Mexico $5,851,791
10India $5,492,368

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $5,893,083
2Houston $5,565,968
3New York City $4,779,213
4Atlanta/Savannah $4,099,385
5Charleston $3,827,930
6Baltimore $3,563,341
7Laredo $3,371,738
8Seattle $3,342,693
9Chicago $3,091,591
10Cleveland $2,099,251

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston fell 20.2 percent compared to last year to $14.13 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 37.86 percent compared to last year to $13.91 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 27.4 percent compared to last year to $13.02 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 17.58 percent compared to last year to $10.72 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 37.62 percent compared to last year to $10.15 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 $20.17 million, 40.63 percent, (24.75 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Oman decreased $10.53 million, 50.65 percent, (8.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Taiwan decreased $8.59 million, 46.78 percent, (8.21 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Thailand increased $851,753, 11.72 percent, (6.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Turkey increased $409,882, 6.07 percent, (6.01 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 54.41 percent of all these Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $64.8 million of the $119.1 million total.

All totaled, 52 percent of all these Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $61.93 million of the $119.1 million total