Current data is through December 2019.

Imports: Typewriter ribbons, ink pads

Typewriter ribbons, ink pads, the No. 931 import by value totaled $4.22 million for the month of December, $52.89 million through December of 2019, and $49.11 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

RankCountry2019
1China$17.76 M
2Japan$11.38 M
3Indonesia$10.27 M
4Mexico$3.37 M
5Malaysia$2.56 M
6Taiwan$1.55 M
7South Korea$953,320
8Austria$869,369
9Thailand$800,925
10United Kingdom$742,936
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U.S. imports of Typewriter ribbons, ink pads increased 7.70 percent through December 2019 to $52.89 million

U.S. imports of Typewriter ribbons, ink pads increased 7.70 percent from $49.11 million to $52.89 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 931 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 947 for the last full year with a total value of $49.11 million, a $515,993, 1.06 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December 2019 the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Indonesia, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Malaysia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Malaysia, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Indonesia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 1.09 percent to $20.24 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 28.07 percent to $3.18 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 43.58 percent to $2.99 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 162.98 percent to $2.63 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 15.3 percent to $2.61 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 $4.5 million, 20.21 percent, (33.57 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan increased $1.83 million, 19.14 percent, (21.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Indonesia increased $7.32 million, 248.06 percent, (19.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $298,050, 9.7 percent, (6.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Malaysia decreased $716,617, 21.84 percent, (4.85 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.72 percent of all these Typewriter ribbons, ink pads imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $45.34 million of the $52.89 million total.

All totaled, 59.83 percent of all these Typewriter ribbons, ink pads imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $31.65 million of the $52.89 million total.