Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Imports: Needles, bodkins, pins

Needles, bodkins, pins, the No. 962 import by value totaled $3.15 million for the month of February, $6 million through February of 2020, and $40.26 million for all of 2019, 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$2.78 M
2Japan$772,375
3Taiwan$679,226
4United Kingdom$538,209
5Malaysia$363,137
6Czech Republic$234,346
7South Korea$106,670
8Germany$101,837
9India$95,899
10Canada$83,934
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $6 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $1,507,567
2Port of Long Beach $789,795
3Port of Charleston $689,501
4Port of New Orleans $564,848
5Port of Newark $517,991
6Los Angeles International Airport $222,691
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $187,400
8Port Miami $173,458
9John F. Kennedy International Airport $146,195
10Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $125,819

U.S. imports of Needles, bodkins, pins decreased 0.92 percent through February to $6 million

U.S. imports of Needles, bodkins, pins decreased 0.92 percent from $6.05 million to $6 million through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 962 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 972 for the last full year with a total value of $40.26 million, a $1.99 million, 4.72 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Malaysia. 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 New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Malaysia, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Taiwan 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 – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $2,781,728
2Japan $772,375
3Taiwan $679,226
4United Kingdom $538,209
5Malaysia $363,137
6Czech Republic $234,346
7South Korea $106,670
8Germany $101,837
9India $95,899
10Canada $83,934

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $1,098,482
2Detroit $1,047,338
3Charleston $367,620
4New Orleans $339,477
5Cleveland $328,853
6New York City $258,966
7Dallas $198,124
8Chicago $178,959
9Miami $144,043
10Atlanta/Savannah $109,179

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 3.93 percent compared to last year to $1.51 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 15.18 percent compared to last year to $789,795.
  • Port of Charleston fell 8.94 percent compared to last year to $689,501.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 49.69 percent compared to last year to $564,848.
  • Port of Newark fell 27.05 percent compared to last year to $517,991.

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 $431,691, 13.43 percent, (46.38 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan increased $231,158, 42.71 percent, (12.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Taiwan increased $283,597, 71.68 percent, (11.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom increased $170,835, 46.5 percent, (8.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Malaysia decreased $348,459, 48.97 percent, (6.05 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.61 percent of all these Needles, bodkins, pins imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $5.13 million of the $6 million total.

All totaled, 67.85 percent of all these Needles, bodkins, pins imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $4.07 million of the $6 million total