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

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

Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc., the No. 516 import by value totaled $38.4 million for the month of December, $431 million through December 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$245.54 M
2Taiwan$64.89 M
3Germany$24.33 M
4Switzerland$16.06 M
5India$14.97 M
6Japan$10.9 M
7Mexico$7.81 M
8Sweden$5.85 M
9Italy$5.66 M
10Spain$5.27 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $431 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $118,171,862
2Port of Newark $51,951,225
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $38,867,967
4Port of Long Beach $34,463,383
5Port of Virginia $30,821,329
6Port of Charleston $16,669,849
7Port of Tacoma, Wash. $16,443,596
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $14,656,682
9Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $10,581,095
10Port of Wilmington, N.C. $10,478,252

U.S. imports of Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc. increased 16.40 percent through December to $431 million

U.S. imports of Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc. increased 16.40 percent from $370.29 million to $431 million in 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 516 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 534 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 December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $245,542,896
2Taiwan $64,888,233
3Germany $24,330,548
4Switzerland $16,061,518
5India $14,966,098
6Japan $10,896,756
7Mexico $7,809,026
8Sweden $5,853,487
9Italy $5,659,607
10Spain $5,266,869

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $23,159,901
2Atlanta/Savannah $11,746,679
3New York City $11,552,561
4New Orleans $8,182,148
5Chicago $7,860,387
6Cleveland $7,489,721
7Norfolk $6,776,426
8Charleston $5,228,299
9Wilmington $4,186,627
10Seattle $3,256,501

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 35.79 percent compared to last year to $118.17 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 9.13 percent compared to last year to $51.95 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 15.51 percent compared to last year to $38.87 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 41 percent compared to last year to $34.46 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 32.72 percent compared to last year to $30.82 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 $47.42 million, 23.93 percent, (56.97 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan increased $7.32 million, 12.71 percent, (15.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $4.61 million, 23.37 percent, (5.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Switzerland decreased $803,406, 4.76 percent, (3.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 India increased $521,207, 3.61 percent, (3.47 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84.87 percent of all these Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc. imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $365.79 million of the $431 million total.

All totaled, 63.64 percent of all these Metal-cutting shears, pliers, files, rasps, etc. imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $274.28 million of the $431 million total