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

Imports: Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc.

Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc., the No. 532 import by value totaled $29.44 million for the month of March, $97.17 million through March of 2019, and $431 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$53.29 M
2Taiwan$16.06 M
3Germany$5.51 M
4Switzerland$3.52 M
5India$3.13 M
6Japan$2.02 M
7Mexico$1.95 M
8Italy$1.78 M
9Spain$1.52 M
10Pakistan$1.42 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $97.17 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $27,230,749
2Port of Newark $11,544,204
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $10,235,065
4Port of Long Beach $8,623,400
5Port of Virginia $6,503,971
6Port of Charleston $4,317,336
7Port of Philadelphia $3,629,463
8Port of Tacoma, Wash. $3,183,118
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $2,459,283
10Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $1,892,883

U.S. imports of Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc. decreased 4.67 percent through March to $97.17 million

U.S. imports of Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc. decreased 4.67 percent from $101.93 million to $97.17 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 532 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 513 for the last full year with a total value of $431 million, a $60.71 million, 16.40 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Switzerland and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 India and No. 5 Switzerland. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $53,294,371
2Taiwan $16,061,026
3Germany $5,506,022
4Switzerland $3,523,862
5India $3,127,916
6Japan $2,023,348
7Mexico $1,952,054
8Italy $1,779,123
9Spain $1,518,325
10Pakistan $1,418,624

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $30,731,767
2New York City $14,890,543
3Atlanta/Savannah $14,838,522
4Chicago $11,206,952
5New Orleans $10,779,454
6Cleveland $10,233,030
7Norfolk $8,846,169
8Charleston $6,418,318
9Wilmington $5,195,321
10Seattle $4,448,237

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 Los Angeles rose 18.24 percent compared to last year to $27.23 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 7.17 percent compared to last year to $11.54 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 11.56 percent compared to last year to $10.24 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 8.01 percent compared to last year to $8.62 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 12.99 percent compared to last year to $6.5 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 $4.15 million, 7.22 percent, (54.85 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan increased $119,131, 0.75 percent, (16.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $180,364, 3.17 percent, (5.67 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Switzerland increased $94,559, 2.76 percent, (3.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 India decreased $825,009, 20.87 percent, (3.22 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 83.89 percent of all these Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc. imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $81.51 million of the $97.17 million total.

All totaled, 66 percent of all these Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc. imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $64.14 million of the $97.17 million total