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

Exports: Iron and steel pipes and tubing

Iron and steel pipes and tubing, the No. 180 export by value totaled $113.44 million for the month of October, $1.31 billion through October of 2018, and $1.54 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
1Canada$655.78 M
2Mexico$323.77 M
3Malta$39.5 M
4China$28.21 M
5Saudi Arabia$27.76 M
6United Kingdom$18.79 M
7Argentina$16.42 M
8Indonesia$15.53 M
9Oman$12.4 M
10Brazil$10.9 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.31 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $230,348,237
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $216,752,653
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $145,894,697
4Port of Houston $114,766,127
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $102,794,091
6Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $48,201,057
7Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $39,189,839
8Port of Morgan City, La. $38,721,799
9Port of New York $29,112,057
10Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $22,940,642

U.S. exports of Iron and steel pipes and tubing increased 6.58 percent through October to $1.31 billion

U.S. exports of Iron and steel pipes and tubing increased 6.58 percent from $1.23 billion to $1.31 billion 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 180 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 185 for the last full year with a total value of $1.54 billion, a $230.76 million, 17.67 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this 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..

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $655,783,439
2Mexico $323,774,549
3Malta $39,502,359
4China $28,208,559
5Saudi Arabia $27,760,014
6United Kingdom $18,791,364
7Argentina $16,415,437
8Indonesia $15,525,224
9Oman $12,403,438
10Brazil $10,897,785

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $51,642,377
2Laredo $49,661,819
3Buffalo $43,069,765
4Pembina, N.D. $23,087,243
5Houston $19,523,659
6Seattle $8,161,338
7Los Angeles $7,492,485
8San Diego $7,281,096
9New Orleans $6,313,431
10Great Falls, Mont. $5,943,835

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:

  • Port Laredo rose 29.35 percent compared to last year to $230.35 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 9.14 percent compared to last year to $216.75 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 0.63 percent compared to last year to $145.89 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 44.37 percent compared to last year to $114.77 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 3.12 percent compared to last year to $102.79 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 $29 million, 4.24 percent, (49.89 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $55.44 million, 20.66 percent, (24.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Malta increased $34.57 million, 701.48 percent, (3.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China increased $1.14 million, 4.21 percent, (2.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Saudi Arabia increased $8.27 million, 42.43 percent, (2.11 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 81.79 percent of all these Iron and steel pipes and tubing exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.08 billion of the $1.31 billion total.

All totaled, 61.67 percent of all these Iron and steel pipes and tubing exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $810.56 million of the $1.31 billion total