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

Imports: Typewriter ribbons, ink pads

Typewriter ribbons, ink pads, the No. 951 import by value totaled $3.16 million for the month of March, $9.87 million through March of 2020, and $52.89 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$3.08 M
2Japan$2.55 M
3Indonesia$881,210
4Mexico$785,684
5Taiwan$438,655
6Thailand$409,010
7Malaysia$319,090
8Vietnam$239,412
9South Korea$232,408
10United Kingdom$198,727
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January – March 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $9.87 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $2,592,948
2Port of Virginia $903,046
3Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $721,786
4Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $669,306
5Port of Newark $627,620
6Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $564,161
7Port of Long Beach $440,221
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $406,066
9Port of Charleston $317,905
10Port of Tacoma, Wash. $306,011

U.S. imports of Typewriter ribbons, ink pads decreased 18.98 percent through March to $9.87 million

U.S. imports of Typewriter ribbons, ink pads decreased 18.98 percent from $12.19 million to $9.87 million through the first three 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 951 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 932 for the last full year with a total value of $52.89 million, a $3.78 million, 7.70 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Indonesia, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Virginia, No. 3 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 4 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading 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..

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $3,081,988
2Japan $2,554,590
3Indonesia $881,210
4Mexico $785,684
5Taiwan $438,655
6Thailand $409,010
7Malaysia $319,090
8Vietnam $239,412
9South Korea $232,408
10United Kingdom $198,727

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $1,142,372
2Chicago $653,796
3New York City $374,729
4Miami $262,839
5Seattle $253,452
6San Diego $230,004
7Wilmington $223,298
8Atlanta/Savannah $218,389
9Norfolk $216,853
10Dallas $110,949

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 fell 45.68 percent compared to last year to $2.59 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 130.67 percent compared to last year to $903,046.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 42.22 percent compared to last year to $721,786.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 2702.44 percent compared to last year to $669,306.
  • Port of Newark fell 13.85 percent compared to last year to $627,620.

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 $1.55 million, 33.49 percent, (31.22 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan decreased $50,488, 1.94 percent, (25.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Indonesia decreased $1.41 million, 61.46 percent, (8.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $43,967, 5.93 percent, (7.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Taiwan increased $196,368, 81.05 percent, (4.44 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 78.42 percent of all these Typewriter ribbons, ink pads imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $7.74 million of the $9.87 million total.

All totaled, 55.86 percent of all these Typewriter ribbons, ink pads imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $5.51 million of the $9.87 million total