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

Imports: Needles, bodkins, pins

Needles, bodkins, pins, the No. 974 import by value totaled $3.05 million for the month of March, $9.1 million through March of 2019, and $42.25 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$4.87 M
2Japan$810,253
3Malaysia$805,001
4United Kingdom$620,587
5Taiwan$561,858
6Czech Republic$313,220
7South Korea$191,063
8India$187,233
9Germany$138,872
10France$108,404
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $9.1 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $2,493,683
2Port of Long Beach $1,003,790
3Port of Newark $962,139
4Port of Charleston $957,379
5Port of New Orleans $665,667
6Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $319,682
7Port Miami $286,969
8John F. Kennedy International Airport $250,082
9Port of Tacoma, Wash. $206,535
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $202,408

U.S. imports of Needles, bodkins, pins decreased 3.47 percent through March to $9.1 million

U.S. imports of Needles, bodkins, pins decreased 3.47 percent from $9.43 million to $9.1 million through the first three 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 974 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 969 for the last full year with a total value of $42.25 million, a $722,152, 1.74 percent increase from the 2017 total.

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

In the last previous full year, theleading 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.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $4,865,288
2Japan $810,253
3Malaysia $805,001
4United Kingdom $620,587
5Taiwan $561,858
6Czech Republic $313,220
7South Korea $191,063
8India $187,233
9Germany $138,872
10France $108,404

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $3,553,472
2Detroit $1,653,597
3Charleston $1,369,132
4New York City $1,300,527
5New Orleans $1,120,512
6Chicago $913,003
7Cleveland $857,623
8Dallas $498,405
9Atlanta/Savannah $471,460
10Miami $338,287

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 rose 13.4 percent compared to last year to $2.49 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 9.48 percent compared to last year to $1 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 6.9 percent compared to last year to $962,139.
  • Port of Charleston fell 21.51 percent compared to last year to $957,379.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 16.97 percent compared to last year to $665,667.

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 $87,128, 1.82 percent, (53.46 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan increased $92,484, 12.88 percent, (8.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Malaysia decreased $162,032, 16.76 percent, (8.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom decreased $576, 0.09 percent, (6.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Taiwan decreased $213,137, 27.5 percent, (6.17 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84.19 percent of all these Needles, bodkins, pins imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $7.66 million of the $9.1 million total.

All totaled, 66.83 percent of all these Needles, bodkins, pins imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $6.08 million of the $9.1 million total