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

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

Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel, the No. 228 export by value totaled $94.87 million for the month of December, $1.21 billion through December of 2018, and $1.48 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
1Mexico$684.32 M
2Canada$482.22 M
3Bahamas$3.09 M
4Morocco$3 M
5Bangladesh$2.8 M
6China$2.7 M
7United Arab Emirates$2.65 M
8Japan$2.37 M
9Colombia$2.07 M
10Dominican Republic$2.03 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.21 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $300,336,003
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $272,504,017
3Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $111,957,954
4Port of Mobile, Ala. $97,925,928
5Port of Charleston $51,716,098
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $49,973,946
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $47,840,994
8Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $37,357,760
9Brownsville International Bridges $25,070,943
10El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $23,350,337

U.S. exports of Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel decreased 18.14 percent through December to $1.21 billion

U.S. exports of Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel decreased 18.14 percent from $1.48 billion to $1.21 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 228 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 187 for the last full year with a total value of $1.48 billion, a $258.8 million, 21.27 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this 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.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Bahamas, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Algeria. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 4 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $684,320,653
2Canada $482,216,314
3Bahamas $3,089,297
4Morocco $2,999,798
5Bangladesh $2,796,777
6China $2,703,191
7United Arab Emirates $2,648,406
8Japan $2,373,296
9Colombia $2,071,791
10Dominican Republic $2,034,843

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LAREDO, TX $202,400,414
2DETROIT, MI $162,728,842
3MOBILE, AL $65,734,502
4BUFFALO, NY $30,070,424
5PEMBINA, ND $22,127,690
6CHARLESTON, SC $21,880,184
7SAN DIEGO, CA $21,482,442
8OGDENSBURG, NY $14,892,584
9NOGALES, AZ $14,350,306
10GREAT FALLS, MT $10,675,616

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 2.23 percent compared to last year to $300.34 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 26.1 percent compared to last year to $272.5 million.
  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas rose 29.2 percent compared to last year to $111.96 million.
  • Port of Mobile, Ala. fell 52.89 percent compared to last year to $97.93 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 9.81 percent compared to last year to $51.72 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 $88.89 million, 11.5 percent, (56.66 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $189.99 million, 28.26 percent, (39.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Bahamas decreased $771,209, 19.98 percent, (0.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Morocco increased $3 million, 0 percent, (0.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Bangladesh increased $2.66 million, 2000.58 percent, (0.23 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.32 percent of all these Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $1.18 billion of the $1.21 billion total.

All totaled, 69.09 percent of all these Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $834.44 million of the $1.21 billion total