Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Iron, steel less than 600 mm wide

Iron, steel less than 600 mm wide, the No. 485 export by value totaled $19.71 million for the month of December, $292.51 million in 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

RankCountry2019
1Mexico$124.8 M
2Canada$117.08 M
3China$8.46 M
4Italy$8.27 M
5Germany$5.12 M
6South Korea$3.78 M
7France$3.7 M
8Japan$3.62 M
9Belgium$2.54 M
10Slovakia$2.02 M
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U.S. exports of Iron, steel less than 600 mm wide decreased 8.34 percent through December 2019 to $292.51 million

U.S. exports of Iron, steel less than 600 mm wide decreased 8.34 percent from $319.14 million to $292.51 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 485 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 483 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 December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Italy 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 El Paso Border Crossing, 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 – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $124,797,136
2Canada $117,083,783
3China $8,460,414
4Italy $8,270,978
5Germany $5,119,392
6South Korea $3,783,708
7France $3,700,904
8Japan $3,618,548
9Belgium $2,544,413
10Slovakia $2,022,155

January – December 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 of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 16.92 percent compared to last year to $79.04 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 5.29 percent compared to last year to $41.74 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 15.96 percent compared to last year to $18.82 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. fell 7.49 percent compared to last year to $18.13 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 0.71 percent compared to last year to $15.25 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 $1.17 million, 0.95 percent, (42.66 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $6.19 million, 5.58 percent, (40.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $6.03 million, 41.61 percent, (2.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Italy decreased $2.24 million, 21.31 percent, (2.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany decreased $18.35 million, 78.19 percent, (1.75 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.16 percent of all these Iron, steel less than 600 mm wide exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $263.73 million of the $292.51 million total.

All totaled, 59.13 percent of all these Iron, steel less than 600 mm wide exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $172.97 million of the $292.51 million total