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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through March 2019.

Exports: Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel

Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel, the No. 241 export by value totaled $75.05 million for the month of March, $263.7 million through March of 2019, and $1.21 billion for all of 2018, 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$183.07 M
2Canada$71.65 M
3China$2.13 M
4Bahamas$1.11 M
5The Netherlands$978,416
6Colombia$856,399
7South Korea$539,992
8Nigeria$475,497
9Japan$464,741
10Ecuador$349,961
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U.S. exports of Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel decreased 15.97 percent through March to $263.7 million

U.S. exports of Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel decreased 15.97 percent from $313.8 million to $263.7 million through the first three months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 241 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 216 for the last full year with a total value of $1.21 billion, a $267.57 million, 18.14 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Bahamas and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas, No. 4 Port of Mobile, Ala. and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Morocco, No. 4 Dominican Republic and No. 5 United Arab Emirates. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas, No. 4 Port of Mobile, Ala. and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $183,072,254
2Canada $71,647,883
3China $2,127,150
4Bahamas $1,109,650
5The Netherlands $978,416
6Colombia $856,399
7South Korea $539,992
8Nigeria $475,497
9Japan $464,741
10Ecuador $349,961

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $148,120,314
2Detroit $97,088,328
3Mobile $41,498,230
4Buffalo $18,667,321
5Charleston $14,120,240
6Pembina, N.D. $13,718,385
7San Diego $13,586,581
8Ogdensburg, N.Y. $9,687,327
9Phoenix/Nogales $8,931,528
10El Paso $7,192,819

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 Laredo rose 54.94 percent compared to last year to $89.44 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 48.66 percent compared to last year to $41.93 million.
  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas rose 123.91 percent compared to last year to $34.08 million.
  • Port of Mobile, Ala. fell 42.87 percent compared to last year to $21.45 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 5.4 percent compared to last year to $13.08 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 increased $30.05 million, 19.63 percent, (69.43 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $75.29 million, 51.24 percent, (27.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $1.08 million, 103.21 percent, (0.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Bahamas increased $387,475, 53.65 percent, (0.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 The Netherlands increased $965,030, 7209.25 percent, (0.37 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.19 percent of all these Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $258.94 million of the $263.7 million total.

All totaled, 75.84 percent of all these Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $199.98 million of the $263.7 million total