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

Imports: Needles, bodkins, pins

Needles, bodkins, pins, the No. 968 import by value totaled $3.54 million for the month of December, $42.25 million through December 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$21.68 M
2Taiwan$3.99 M
3Malaysia$3.89 M
4Japan$3.48 M
5United Kingdom$2.74 M
6Czech Republic$1.66 M
7Germany$1.19 M
8India$882,886
9Canada$399,540
10South Korea$380,700
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $42.25 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $11,874,800
2Port of Long Beach $5,163,722
3Port of Charleston $4,560,856
4Port of Newark $3,990,693
5Port of New Orleans $3,270,374
6Port of Tacoma, Wash. $1,496,218
7Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $1,453,409
8Port Miami $1,280,331
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $1,020,933
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $943,725

U.S. imports of Needles, bodkins, pins increased 1.74 percent through December to $42.25 million

U.S. imports of Needles, bodkins, pins increased 1.74 percent from $41.53 million to $42.25 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 968 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 959 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 December of this year the leading 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.

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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $21,675,950
2Taiwan $3,986,655
3Malaysia $3,894,648
4Japan $3,484,094
5United Kingdom $2,741,089
6Czech Republic $1,657,186
7Germany $1,185,023
8India $882,886
9Canada $399,540
10South Korea $380,700

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $2,593,486
2Charleston $1,043,828
3New York City $969,037
4Detroit $879,275
5New Orleans $734,997
6Chicago $704,601
7Cleveland $589,505
8Dallas $411,186
9Atlanta/Savannah $231,891
10Miami $222,865

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 12.96 percent compared to last year to $11.87 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 4.11 percent compared to last year to $5.16 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 8.6 percent compared to last year to $4.56 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 16.74 percent compared to last year to $3.99 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 4.16 percent compared to last year to $3.27 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 $73,602, 0.34 percent, (51.3 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan increased $139,257, 3.62 percent, (9.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Malaysia increased $118,640, 3.14 percent, (9.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan decreased $185,809, 5.06 percent, (8.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 United Kingdom increased $176,373, 6.88 percent, (6.49 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84.69 percent of all these Needles, bodkins, pins imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $35.78 million of the $42.25 million total.

All totaled, 68.31 percent of all these Needles, bodkins, pins imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $28.86 million of the $42.25 million total