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

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

Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc., the No. 551 import by value totaled $20.89 million for the month of March, $83.23 million through March of 2020, and $404.01 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$42.2 M
2Taiwan$16.42 M
3Germany$4.56 M
4Switzerland$4.06 M
5India$2.96 M
6Japan$2.17 M
7Italy$1.49 M
8Pakistan$1.42 M
9Mexico$1.08 M
10Spain$1.03 M
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January – March 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $83.23 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $20,729,631
2Port of Newark $8,043,341
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $7,504,164
4Port of Long Beach $6,887,175
5Port of Virginia $6,033,262
6Port of Charleston $5,969,629
7Port of Tacoma, Wash. $3,474,272
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $3,301,039
9Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $2,990,699
10Port of Philadelphia $2,211,149

U.S. imports of Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc. decreased 14.35 percent through March to $83.23 million

U.S. imports of Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc. decreased 14.35 percent from $97.17 million to $83.23 million through the first three 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 551 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 532 for the last full year with a total value of $404.01 million, a $26.99 million, 6.26 percent decreased from the 2018 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 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 – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $42,195,148
2Taiwan $16,418,084
3Germany $4,555,489
4Switzerland $4,056,102
5India $2,958,673
6Japan $2,172,484
7Italy $1,487,435
8Pakistan $1,422,298
9Mexico $1,081,836
10Spain $1,034,603

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $7,272,905
2Chicago $2,955,171
3New York City $2,696,997
4New Orleans $2,640,052
5Atlanta/Savannah $2,444,514
6Cleveland $1,526,297
7Charleston $1,407,240
8Philadelphia $1,370,963
9Norfolk $1,342,879
10Laredo $728,459

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 fell 23.87 percent compared to last year to $20.73 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 30.33 percent compared to last year to $8.04 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 26.68 percent compared to last year to $7.5 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 20.13 percent compared to last year to $6.89 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 7.24 percent compared to last year to $6.03 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 $11.1 million, 20.83 percent, (50.7 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan increased $357,058, 2.22 percent, (19.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $950,533, 17.26 percent, (5.47 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Switzerland increased $532,240, 15.1 percent, (4.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 India decreased $169,243, 5.41 percent, (3.55 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84.33 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 $70.18 million of the $83.23 million total.

All totaled, 59.11 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 $49.2 million of the $83.23 million total