Current data is through December 2019.

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

Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel, the No. 233 export by value totaled $85.12 million for the month of December, $1.1 billion in 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

RankCountry2019
1Mexico$745.69 M
2Canada$325.7 M
3China$3.55 M
4Bahamas$3.45 M
5Japan$2.41 M
6Vietnam$2 M
7South Korea$1.27 M
8Colombia$1.21 M
9Bangladesh$1.05 M
10Ecuador$1.03 M
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U.S. exports of Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel decreased 9.02 percent through December 2019 to $1.1 billion

U.S. exports of Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel decreased 9.02 percent from $1.21 billion to $1.1 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 233 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 228 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 December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Bahamas and No. 5 Japan. 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 Bahamas, No. 4 Morocco and No. 5 Bangladesh. 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 – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $745,694,238
2Canada $325,695,061
3China $3,549,174
4Bahamas $3,447,062
5Japan $2,412,448
6Vietnam $1,999,471
7South Korea $1,272,161
8Colombia $1,212,183
9Bangladesh $1,045,716
10Ecuador $1,026,892

January – December 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 of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 20.26 percent compared to last year to $361.17 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 31.49 percent compared to last year to $186.69 million.
  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas rose 48.58 percent compared to last year to $166.35 million.
  • Port of Mobile, Ala. fell 21.82 percent compared to last year to $76.56 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 18.1 percent compared to last year to $42.35 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 $61.37 million, 8.97 percent, (67.86 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $156.52 million, 32.46 percent, (29.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $845,983, 31.3 percent, (0.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Bahamas increased $357,765, 11.58 percent, (0.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $39,152, 1.65 percent, (0.22 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.36 percent of all these Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $1.08 billion of the $1.1 billion total.

All totaled, 75.82 percent of all these Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $833.12 million of the $1.1 billion total