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

Exports: Iron, steel less than 600 mm wide

Iron, steel less than 600 mm wide, the No. 486 export by value totaled $26.94 million for the month of March, $74.1 million through March of 2019, and $319.14 million 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$33.6 M
2Canada$27.66 M
3Italy$2.27 M
4China$2.22 M
5Germany$1.17 M
6France$1.17 M
7South Korea$1.16 M
8Japan$825,864
9Slovakia$728,651
10Indonesia$371,995
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $74.1 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $17,443,654
2Port Laredo $9,961,860
3Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $5,572,320
4Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $5,223,248
5Pharr International Bridge in Texas $3,998,414
6El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $3,791,072
7Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $3,544,662
8Port of Newark $2,730,293
9Port of Virginia $2,568,980
10Brownsville International Bridges $2,351,182

U.S. exports of Iron, steel less than 600 mm wide decreased 10.63 percent through March to $74.1 million

U.S. exports of Iron, steel less than 600 mm wide decreased 10.63 percent from $82.91 million to $74.1 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 486 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 463 for the last full year with a total value of $319.14 million, a $6.49 million, 2.08 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Italy, No. 4 China and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Pharr International Bridge in Texas.

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 Port of New York and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $33,601,269
2Canada $27,658,574
3Italy $2,267,808
4China $2,221,059
5Germany $1,171,812
6France $1,168,041
7South Korea $1,156,150
8Japan $825,864
9Slovakia $728,651
10Indonesia $371,995

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $24,476,010
2Laredo $17,248,891
3New York City $9,842,045
4San Diego $8,772,938
5Norfolk $8,537,232
6Buffalo $8,108,103
7El Paso $6,723,885
8Phoenix/Nogales $5,418,598
9Los Angeles $2,666,142
10Low Value Shipments $2,076,792

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. rose 11.47 percent compared to last year to $17.44 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 11.11 percent compared to last year to $9.96 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 33.41 percent compared to last year to $5.57 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 11.28 percent compared to last year to $5.22 million.
  • Pharr International Bridge in Texas rose 49.84 percent compared to last year to $4 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 $4.45 million, 15.26 percent, (45.35 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $904,313, 3.17 percent, (37.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Italy decreased $264,103, 10.43 percent, (3.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $2.54 million, 53.39 percent, (3 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany decreased $5.41 million, 82.21 percent, (1.58 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.32 percent of all these Iron, steel less than 600 mm wide exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $66.92 million of the $74.1 million total.

All totaled, 56.95 percent of all these Iron, steel less than 600 mm wide exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $42.2 million of the $74.1 million total