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

Exports: Iron, steel less than 600 mm wide

Iron, steel less than 600 mm wide, the No. 476 export by value totaled $27.43 million for the month of October, $275.86 million through October of 2018, and $312.65 million 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$105.18 M
2Canada$94.06 M
3Germany$22.74 M
4China$12.77 M
5Italy$8.49 M
6France$4.36 M
7Slovakia$3.12 M
8Japan$3.01 M
9South Korea$2.63 M
10India$2.57 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $275.86 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $56,838,476
2Port Laredo $34,375,301
3Port of Virginia $28,874,779
4Port of New York $21,029,677
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $19,642,510
6Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $16,857,403
7El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $12,815,462
8Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $12,494,133
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $10,737,913
10Pharr International Bridge in Texas $9,237,829

U.S. exports of Iron, steel less than 600 mm wide increased 4.85 percent through October to $275.86 million

U.S. exports of Iron, steel less than 600 mm wide increased 4.85 percent from $263.1 million to $275.86 million through the first 10 months of 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 476 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 477 for the last full year with a total value of $312.65 million, a $23.15 million, 8.00 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 China and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 China and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Port of New York.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $105,175,743
2Canada $94,061,258
3Germany $22,738,014
4China $12,765,148
5Italy $8,492,272
6France $4,356,285
7Slovakia $3,122,575
8Japan $3,013,295
9South Korea $2,626,001
10India $2,570,275

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $12,405,078
2Laredo $8,771,765
3Norfolk $7,622,363
4New York City $6,005,018
5Buffalo $5,360,033
6San Diego $4,815,025
7El Paso $3,193,264
8Phoenix/Nogales $2,956,023
9Los Angeles $1,455,490
10Low Value Shipments $885,560

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 25.46 percent compared to last year to $56.84 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 4.59 percent compared to last year to $34.38 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 36.2 percent compared to last year to $28.87 million.
  • Port of New York rose 12.49 percent compared to last year to $21.03 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 9.71 percent compared to last year to $19.64 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 $2.62 million, 2.55 percent, (38.13 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $13.82 million, 17.23 percent, (34.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Germany increased $1.69 million, 8.04 percent, (8.24 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $2.26 million, 15.05 percent, (4.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Italy increased $1.04 million, 13.88 percent, (3.08 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.17 percent of all these Iron, steel less than 600 mm wide exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $243.23 million of the $275.86 million total.

All totaled, 58.28 percent of all these Iron, steel less than 600 mm wide exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $160.76 million of the $275.86 million total