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

Exports: Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm

Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm, the No. 209 export by value totaled $107.73 million for the month of October, $1.1 billion through October of 2018, and $1.37 billion 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$549.3 M
2Mexico$419.92 M
3China$29.14 M
4South Korea$19.18 M
5India$18.26 M
6Italy$17.04 M
7Pakistan$11.55 M
8Japan$4.52 M
9Bangladesh$4.41 M
10Philippines$3.38 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.1 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $406,677,898
2Port Laredo $223,805,255
3Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $59,355,327
4Brownsville International Bridges $51,506,155
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $49,881,039
6El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $28,219,193
7Port of Virginia $27,211,737
8Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $26,895,381
9Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $25,909,272
10Port of New York $22,556,645

U.S. exports of Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm decreased 6.26 percent through October to $1.1 billion

U.S. exports of Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm decreased 6.26 percent from $1.18 billion to $1.1 billion through the first 10 months of 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 209 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 193 for the last full year with a total value of $1.37 billion, a $195.38 million, 16.65 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Brownsville International Bridges and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 India and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Brownsville International Bridges.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $549,297,525
2Mexico $419,917,638
3China $29,143,465
4South Korea $19,183,098
5India $18,261,383
6Italy $17,041,561
7Pakistan $11,548,295
8Japan $4,518,607
9Bangladesh $4,407,685
10Philippines $3,375,960

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $93,866,101
2Laredo $50,146,101
3Buffalo $14,534,494
4El Paso $7,959,486
5San Diego $7,747,403
6New York City $6,303,293
7Phoenix/Nogales $5,997,821
8Norfolk $5,639,095
9Baltimore $3,247,760
10Mobile $2,529,718

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 10.47 percent compared to last year to $406.68 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 2.86 percent compared to last year to $223.81 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 3.38 percent compared to last year to $59.36 million.
  • Brownsville International Bridges rose 19.37 percent compared to last year to $51.51 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 16.09 percent compared to last year to $49.88 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. exports to No. 1 Canada decreased $57.57 million, 9.49 percent, (49.82 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $18.36 million, 4.19 percent, (38.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $2.38 million, 7.54 percent, (2.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $3.22 million, 20.2 percent, (1.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 India decreased $2.15 million, 10.51 percent, (1.66 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 93.94 percent of all these Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.04 billion of the $1.1 billion total.

All totaled, 71.76 percent of all these Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $791.23 million of the $1.1 billion total