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

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

Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm, the No. 215 export by value totaled $75.63 million for the month of December, $1.28 billion through December 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$629.3 M
2Mexico$494.89 M
3China$31.71 M
4South Korea$22.79 M
5India$21.99 M
6Italy$19.52 M
7Pakistan$13.55 M
8Bangladesh$5.04 M
9Japan$4.78 M
10Peru$3.58 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.28 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $469,062,813
2Port Laredo $267,156,539
3Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $67,040,334
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $57,409,855
5Brownsville International Bridges $56,522,714
6Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $33,094,129
7El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $32,771,061
8Port of Virginia $31,236,032
9Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $30,357,917
10Port of New York $26,112,937

U.S. exports of Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm decreased 6.71 percent through December to $1.28 billion

U.S. exports of Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm decreased 6.71 percent from $1.37 billion to $1.28 billion 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 215 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 196 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 December 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 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Brownsville International Bridges.

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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $629,295,284
2Mexico $494,894,299
3China $31,707,294
4South Korea $22,794,933
5India $21,988,291
6Italy $19,518,352
7Pakistan $13,545,721
8Bangladesh $5,038,731
9Japan $4,777,606
10Peru $3,584,729

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1DETROIT, MI $249,692,012
2LAREDO, TX $142,762,812
3BUFFALO, NY $35,519,864
4EL PASO, TX $22,252,638
5SAN DIEGO, CA $21,726,708
6NOGALES, AZ $18,907,276
7NEW YORK CITY, NY $17,032,372
8NORFOLK, VA $13,721,154
9MOBILE, AL $8,604,296
10BALTIMORE, MD $8,047,810

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 10.37 percent compared to last year to $469.06 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 3.08 percent compared to last year to $267.16 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 8.93 percent compared to last year to $67.04 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 16.7 percent compared to last year to $57.41 million.
  • Brownsville International Bridges rose 6.38 percent compared to last year to $56.52 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 $73.26 million, 10.43 percent, (49.29 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $9 million, 1.79 percent, (38.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $5.87 million, 15.62 percent, (2.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $3.8 million, 20 percent, (1.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 India decreased $3.48 million, 13.66 percent, (1.72 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 94.04 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 December of this year. That is equal to $1.2 billion of the $1.28 billion total.

All totaled, 71.83 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 December of this year. That is equal to $917.19 million of the $1.28 billion total