Current data is through December 2019.

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

Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc., the No. 522 import by value totaled $28.94 million for the month of December, $404.01 million through December 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

RankCountry2019
1China$224.95 M
2Taiwan$63.8 M
3Germany$24.25 M
4Switzerland$13.88 M
5India$12.6 M
6Japan$8.88 M
7Mexico$7.99 M
8Spain$6.36 M
9Italy$6.26 M
10Pakistan$5.23 M
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U.S. imports of Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc. decreased 6.26 percent through December 2019 to $404.01 million

U.S. imports of Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc. decreased 6.26 percent from $431 million to $404.01 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 522 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 516 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 December 2019 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, 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.

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 0.44 percent to $118.69 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 17.1 percent to $43.07 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 5.07 percent to $36.9 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 2.64 percent to $33.55 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 13.15 percent to $26.77 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 $20.59 million, 8.39 percent, (55.68 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan decreased $1.08 million, 1.67 percent, (15.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $82,127, 0.34 percent, (6 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Switzerland decreased $2.18 million, 13.58 percent, (3.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 India decreased $2.37 million, 15.81 percent, (3.12 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84.03 percent of all these Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc. imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $339.49 million of the $404.01 million total.

All totaled, 64.1 percent of all these Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc. imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $258.98 million of the $404.01 million total.