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

Exports: Iron and steel pipes and tubing

Iron and steel pipes and tubing, the No. 212 export by value totaled $98.75 million for the month of August, $817.81 million through August of 2019, and $1.5 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
1Canada$373.21 M
2Mexico$234.69 M
3Saudi Arabia$18.54 M
4China$16.49 M
5United Kingdom$12.53 M
6France$9.01 M
7Brazil$8.63 M
8Egypt$8.37 M
9Singapore$8.17 M
10Argentina$7.22 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $817.81 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $144,947,688
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $118,155,014
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $93,186,815
4Port of Houston $79,036,427
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $61,279,993
6Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $27,244,615
7Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $20,918,731
8Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $17,898,307
9El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $16,721,666
10Port of New York $15,777,640

U.S. exports of Iron and steel pipes and tubing decreased 25.97 percent through August to $817.81 million

U.S. exports of Iron and steel pipes and tubing decreased 25.97 percent from $1.1 billion to $817.81 million through the first eight 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 212 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 172 for the last full year with a total value of $1.5 billion, a $34.42 million, 2.24 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Saudi Arabia, No. 4 China and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Malta, No. 4 China and No. 5 Saudi Arabia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $373,214,642
2Mexico $234,685,925
3Saudi Arabia $18,541,880
4China $16,488,159
5United Kingdom $12,532,959
6France $9,014,233
7Brazil $8,628,441
8Egypt $8,365,784
9Singapore $8,171,693
10Argentina $7,218,091

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $95,287,463
2Detroit $81,840,784
3Buffalo $73,418,249
4Houston $37,619,441
5Pembina, N.D. $35,590,553
6Los Angeles $16,228,432
7San Diego $13,250,037
8Seattle $11,921,579
9New York City $9,361,174
10Great Falls, Mont. $8,254,646

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 22.56 percent compared to last year to $144.95 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 34.77 percent compared to last year to $118.16 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 23.78 percent compared to last year to $93.19 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 18.05 percent compared to last year to $79.04 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 30.89 percent compared to last year to $61.28 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 Canada decreased $188.09 million, 33.51 percent, (45.64 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $26.11 million, 10.01 percent, (28.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Saudi Arabia decreased $2.3 million, 11.04 percent, (2.27 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $5.03 million, 23.37 percent, (2.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $3.05 million, 19.57 percent, (1.53 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 80.15 percent of all these Iron and steel pipes and tubing exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $655.46 million of the $817.81 million total.

All totaled, 60.72 percent of all these Iron and steel pipes and tubing exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $496.61 million of the $817.81 million total