Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Misc. alloy steel bars and rods

Misc. alloy steel bars and rods, the No. 984 export by value totaled $1.14 million for the month of December, $21.53 million in 2019, and $32.75 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
1Canada$15.73 M
2Mexico$1.67 M
3South Korea$686,953
4Italy$644,488
5Japan$597,962
6Hong Kong$478,130
7India$312,771
8United Kingdom$251,163
9France$243,980
10China$187,632
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U.S. exports of Misc. alloy steel bars and rods decreased 34.25 percent through December 2019 to $21.53 million

U.S. exports of Misc. alloy steel bars and rods decreased 34.25 percent from $32.75 million to $21.53 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 984 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 920 for the last full year with a total value of $32.75 million, a $13.9 million, 29.79 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 International Falls, Minn., No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 International Falls, Minn., No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $15,730,607
2Mexico $1,672,822
3South Korea $686,953
4Italy $644,488
5Japan $597,962
6Hong Kong $478,130
7India $312,771
8United Kingdom $251,163
9France $243,980
10China $187,632

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $4,531,979
2Buffalo $1,489,558
3Duluth, Minn. $1,197,008
4Laredo $801,376
5New York City $724,008
6Pembina, N.D. $374,297
7Los Angeles $318,895
8Anchorage $309,385
9St. Albans, Vt. $197,951
10Dallas $185,947

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 50.31 percent compared to last year to $5.43 million.
  • International Falls, Minn. fell 13.45 percent compared to last year to $3.72 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 23.55 percent compared to last year to $2.68 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 22.36 percent compared to last year to $1.95 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 57.39 percent compared to last year to $1.29 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 $7.93 million, 33.53 percent, (73.05 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $2.37 million, 58.64 percent, (7.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $19,821, 2.97 percent, (3.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Italy decreased $173,135, 21.18 percent, (2.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan decreased $441,111, 42.45 percent, (2.78 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 89.78 percent of all these Misc. alloy steel bars and rods exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $19.33 million of the $21.53 million total.

All totaled, 70.03 percent of all these Misc. alloy steel bars and rods exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $15.08 million of the $21.53 million total