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

Exports: Iron, steel less than 600 mm wide

Iron, steel less than 600 mm wide, the No. 483 export by value totaled $19.52 million for the month of December, $319.14 million through December 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$123.62 M
2Canada$110.9 M
3Germany$23.47 M
4China$14.49 M
5Italy$10.51 M
6France$4.81 M
7Slovakia$3.39 M
8Japan$3.38 M
9South Korea$3.08 M
10Belgium$2.64 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $319.14 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $67,598,250
2Port Laredo $39,645,174
3Port of Virginia $29,789,648
4Port of New York $24,319,516
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $22,390,580
6Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $19,601,812
7El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $15,137,833
8Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $14,655,445
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $11,957,429
10Pharr International Bridge in Texas $10,831,686

U.S. exports of Iron, steel less than 600 mm wide increased 2.08 percent through December to $319.14 million

U.S. exports of Iron, steel less than 600 mm wide increased 2.08 percent from $312.65 million to $319.14 million in 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 483 through December 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 December 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $123,622,410
2Canada $110,897,520
3Germany $23,469,945
4China $14,489,721
5Italy $10,510,981
6France $4,809,621
7Slovakia $3,394,744
8Japan $3,383,260
9South Korea $3,081,908
10Belgium $2,639,975

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1DETROIT, MI $34,078,504
2LAREDO, TX $25,098,348
3NEW YORK CITY, NY $16,854,588
4NORFOLK, VA $16,191,846
5SAN DIEGO, CA $13,415,992
6BUFFALO, NY $12,527,254
7EL PASO, TX $9,685,340
8NOGALES, AZ $8,288,470
9LOS ANGELES, CA $4,282,762
10LOW VALUE $3,076,436

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 25.79 percent compared to last year to $67.6 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 4.13 percent compared to last year to $39.65 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 1.17 percent compared to last year to $29.79 million.
  • Port of New York rose 12.86 percent compared to last year to $24.32 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 4.9 percent compared to last year to $22.39 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 $3.85 million, 3.22 percent, (38.74 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $15.75 million, 16.56 percent, (34.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Germany decreased $3.55 million, 13.14 percent, (7.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $3.47 million, 19.33 percent, (4.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Italy increased $1.5 million, 16.58 percent, (3.29 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.67 percent of all these Iron, steel less than 600 mm wide exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $282.99 million of the $319.14 million total.

All totaled, 57.57 percent of all these Iron, steel less than 600 mm wide exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $183.74 million of the $319.14 million total