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

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

Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc., the No. 518 import by value totaled $41.84 million for the month of October, $359.21 million through October of 2018, and $370.29 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$203.76 M
2Taiwan$55.13 M
3Germany$20.08 M
4Switzerland$13.06 M
5India$12.61 M
6Japan$9.09 M
7Mexico$6.56 M
8Italy$4.87 M
9Sweden$4.76 M
10Spain$4.24 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $359.21 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $96,104,750
2Port of Newark $43,730,779
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $33,264,952
4Port of Long Beach $28,264,992
5Port of Virginia $26,363,839
6Port of Charleston $14,177,813
7Port of Tacoma, Wash. $13,373,437
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $12,682,800
9Port of Wilmington, N.C. $8,946,744
10Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $8,944,878

U.S. imports of Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc. increased 16.41 percent through October to $359.21 million

U.S. imports of Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc. increased 16.41 percent from $308.57 million to $359.21 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 518 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 535 for the last full year with a total value of $370.29 million, a $10.35 million, 2.88 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October 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 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.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $203,757,649
2Taiwan $55,130,387
3Germany $20,081,940
4Switzerland $13,057,045
5India $12,613,920
6Japan $9,088,046
7Mexico $6,560,350
8Italy $4,874,698
9Sweden $4,759,993
10Spain $4,240,918

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $13,419,210
2Atlanta/Savannah $8,449,850
3New York City $8,256,526
4New Orleans $5,431,098
5Chicago $4,953,641
6Cleveland $4,862,381
7Norfolk $4,672,702
8Charleston $3,861,163
9Wilmington $2,284,907
10Seattle $1,818,880

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 Los Angeles rose 30.39 percent compared to last year to $96.1 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 8.06 percent compared to last year to $43.73 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 12.9 percent compared to last year to $33.26 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 39.15 percent compared to last year to $28.26 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 34.91 percent compared to last year to $26.36 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 $37.49 million, 22.55 percent, (56.72 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan increased $7.33 million, 15.32 percent, (15.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $4.04 million, 25.15 percent, (5.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Switzerland decreased $525,608, 3.87 percent, (3.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 India decreased $183,828, 1.44 percent, (3.51 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84.81 percent of all these Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc. imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $304.64 million of the $359.21 million total.

All totaled, 63.4 percent of all these Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc. imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $227.73 million of the $359.21 million total