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

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

Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc., the No. 523 import by value totaled $38.65 million for the month of July, $238.41 million through July 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$131 M
2Taiwan$38.07 M
3Germany$14.15 M
4Switzerland$9.17 M
5India$7.84 M
6Japan$4.98 M
7Mexico$4.9 M
8Italy$3.96 M
9Spain$3.73 M
10Sweden$3.28 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $238.41 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $72,006,032
2Port of Newark $26,536,560
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $22,242,139
4Port of Long Beach $20,029,223
5Port of Virginia $16,319,530
6Port of Charleston $10,986,581
7Port of Tacoma, Wash. $7,782,680
8Port of Philadelphia $7,700,302
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $7,106,169
10Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $5,416,719

U.S. imports of Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc. decreased 2.35 percent through July to $238.41 million

U.S. imports of Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc. decreased 2.35 percent from $244.16 million to $238.41 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 523 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 521 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 July 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 – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $130,995,662
2Taiwan $38,066,493
3Germany $14,149,486
4Switzerland $9,169,625
5India $7,839,377
6Japan $4,979,707
7Mexico $4,900,155
8Italy $3,958,771
9Spain $3,733,335
10Sweden $3,281,212

January – July 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 seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 15.94 percent compared to last year to $72.01 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 12.52 percent compared to last year to $26.54 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 7.33 percent compared to last year to $22.24 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 10.57 percent compared to last year to $20.03 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 13.74 percent compared to last year to $16.32 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 $4.2 million, 3.11 percent, (54.94 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan decreased $567,140, 1.47 percent, (15.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $396,827, 2.73 percent, (5.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Switzerland decreased $538,919, 5.55 percent, (3.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 India decreased $1.05 million, 11.81 percent, (3.29 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 83.98 percent of all these Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc. imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $200.22 million of the $238.41 million total.

All totaled, 65.91 percent of all these Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc. imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $157.13 million of the $238.41 million total