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

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

Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm, the No. 219 export by value totaled $44.31 million for the month of April, $327.05 million through April of 2020, and $1.22 billion 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 Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$162.97 M
2Canada$137.29 M
3South Korea$6.42 M
4India$4.13 M
5Pakistan$2.88 M
6Italy$1.89 M
7Bangladesh$1.44 M
8China$1.4 M
9Thailand$702,544
10Philippines$629,683
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January – March 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $282.73 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $96,632,478
2Port Laredo $88,693,521
3Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $15,612,228
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $10,250,417
5Port of Mobile, Ala. $8,656,623
6Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $8,653,200
7El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $8,592,205
8Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $6,313,537
9Port of New York $5,456,243
10Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $5,217,171

U.S. exports of Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm decreased 10.90 percent through March to $282.73 million

U.S. exports of Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm decreased 10.90 percent from $317.33 million to $282.73 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 219 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 209 for the last full year with a total value of $1.22 billion, a $55.47 million, 4.34 percent decrease from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 India and No. 5 Pakistan. 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 Port of Mobile, Ala..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 India, No. 4 Pakistan 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 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz..

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $134,092,041
2Canada $126,908,149
3South Korea $4,917,859
4India $3,640,350
5Pakistan $2,380,186
6Italy $1,536,155
7Bangladesh $1,191,680
8China $1,177,100
9Singapore $531,166
10Philippines $473,395

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1DETROIT, MI $63,586,494
2LAREDO, TX $60,246,330
3BUFFALO, NY $8,807,052
4NOGALES, AZ $6,336,372
5SAN DIEGO, CA $6,039,792
6EL PASO, TX $5,271,592
7NEW YORK CITY, NY $5,047,938
8MOBILE, AL $4,933,264
9NORFOLK, VA $4,177,416
10SEATTLE, WA $2,157,504

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:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 22.41 percent compared to last year to $96.63 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 1.52 percent compared to last year to $88.69 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 1.41 percent compared to last year to $15.61 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 10.81 percent compared to last year to $10.25 million.
  • Port of Mobile, Ala. rose 28.97 percent compared to last year to $8.66 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 Mexico decreased $2.64 million, 1.93 percent, (47.43 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $29.45 million, 18.83 percent, (44.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $1.97 million, 66.94 percent, (1.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 India decreased $1.83 million, 33.43 percent, (1.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Pakistan decreased $750,367, 23.97 percent, (0.84 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 96.18 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 March of this year. That is equal to $271.94 million of the $282.73 million total.

All totaled, 77.76 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 March of this year. That is equal to $219.85 million of the $282.73 million total