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

Imports: Typewriter ribbons, ink pads

Typewriter ribbons, ink pads, the No. 947 import by value totaled $4.26 million for the month of December, $49.11 million through December of 2018, and $48.6 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$22.26 M
2Japan$9.55 M
3Malaysia$3.28 M
4Mexico$3.07 M
5Indonesia$2.95 M
6United Kingdom$1.58 M
7Taiwan$1.3 M
8South Korea$1.07 M
9Austria$952,216
10Italy$504,956
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $49.11 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $20,460,420
2Port of Newark $4,417,537
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $2,708,152
4Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $2,263,964
5Port of Long Beach $2,133,664
6Chicago O’Hare International Airport $2,081,737
7Port of Tacoma, Wash. $1,749,969
8Port Miami $1,543,178
9Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $1,309,660
10Port of Houston $1,151,127

U.S. imports of Typewriter ribbons, ink pads increased 1.06 percent through December to $49.11 million

U.S. imports of Typewriter ribbons, ink pads increased 1.06 percent from $48.6 million to $49.11 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 947 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 941 for the last full year with a total value of $48.6 million, a $23.13 million, 32.24 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through December of this 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.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Malaysia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port Miami, No. 4 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $22,258,321
2Japan $9,548,893
3Malaysia $3,280,858
4Mexico $3,072,732
5Indonesia $2,951,000
6United Kingdom $1,577,426
7Taiwan $1,300,500
8South Korea $1,066,903
9Austria $952,216
10Italy $504,956

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $4,832,461
2Chicago $1,551,619
3Atlanta/Savannah $902,641
4New York City $778,389
5Cleveland $675,444
6San Diego $492,136
7Miami $451,947
8Seattle $440,786
9New Orleans $434,218
10Houston $315,370

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 7.59 percent compared to last year to $20.46 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 3.63 percent compared to last year to $4.42 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 1401.72 percent compared to last year to $2.71 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. fell 0.65 percent compared to last year to $2.26 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 16.03 percent compared to last year to $2.13 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 increased $513,560, 2.36 percent, (45.32 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan decreased $1.07 million, 10.11 percent, (19.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Malaysia increased $1.24 million, 60.51 percent, (6.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico decreased $1.64 million, 34.78 percent, (6.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Indonesia increased $2.84 million, 2588.05 percent, (6.01 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 83.71 percent of all these Typewriter ribbons, ink pads imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $41.11 million of the $49.11 million total.

All totaled, 65.12 percent of all these Typewriter ribbons, ink pads imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $31.98 million of the $49.11 million total