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

Imports: Needles, bodkins, pins

Needles, bodkins, pins, the No. 969 import by value totaled $3.51 million for the month of October, $34.69 million through October of 2018, and $41.53 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$17.22 M
2Malaysia$3.41 M
3Taiwan$3.36 M
4Japan$2.95 M
5United Kingdom$2.19 M
6Czech Republic$1.41 M
7Germany$1.06 M
8India$784,054
9Hong Kong$325,639
10Canada$310,178
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $34.69 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $8,859,107
2Port of Long Beach $4,263,821
3Port of Charleston $3,998,574
4Port of Newark $3,478,289
5Port of New Orleans $2,703,901
6Port of Tacoma, Wash. $1,362,470
7Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $1,137,578
8Port Miami $1,122,624
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $921,365
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $850,792

U.S. imports of Needles, bodkins, pins increased 1.56 percent through October to $34.69 million

U.S. imports of Needles, bodkins, pins increased 1.56 percent from $34.16 million to $34.69 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 969 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 960 for the last full year with a total value of $41.53 million, a $3.38 million, 8.86 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Malaysia, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Malaysia, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $17,217,621
2Malaysia $3,406,109
3Taiwan $3,364,168
4Japan $2,947,899
5United Kingdom $2,186,469
6Czech Republic $1,412,201
7Germany $1,060,479
8India $784,054
9Hong Kong $325,639
10Canada $310,178

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $1,643,629
2Charleston $815,091
3New York City $639,020
4Chicago $509,666
5New Orleans $463,638
6Cleveland $380,931
7Dallas $257,361
8Atlanta/Savannah $199,808
9Miami $180,580
10Houston $147,666

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 4.27 percent compared to last year to $8.86 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 1.49 percent compared to last year to $4.26 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 4.49 percent compared to last year to $4 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 22.73 percent compared to last year to $3.48 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 0.27 percent compared to last year to $2.7 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 $513,316, 2.9 percent, (49.63 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Malaysia increased $329,252, 10.7 percent, (9.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Taiwan increased $134,366, 4.16 percent, (9.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan decreased $87,828, 2.89 percent, (8.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 United Kingdom increased $70,188, 3.32 percent, (6.3 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 83.95 percent of all these Needles, bodkins, pins imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $29.12 million of the $34.69 million total.

All totaled, 67.17 percent of all these Needles, bodkins, pins imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $23.3 million of the $34.69 million total