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

Exports: Misc. cast articles of iron, steel

Misc. cast articles of iron, steel, the No. 475 export by value totaled $23.24 million for the month of December, $331.95 million through December of 2018, and $307.68 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$99.49 M
2Canada$96.67 M
3China$22.58 M
4Belgium$12.03 M
5Germany$10.23 M
6United Kingdom$8.41 M
7India$7.31 M
8Singapore$5.54 M
9Spain$5.51 M
10Italy$5.34 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $331.95 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $66,304,574
2Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $23,276,022
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $19,320,133
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $14,093,878
5Los Angeles International Airport $13,182,786
6Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $12,253,558
7Port of Newark $11,762,368
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $11,475,549
9Port of New York $10,137,757
10Port of Long Beach $10,100,718

U.S. exports of Misc. cast articles of iron, steel increased 7.89 percent through December to $331.95 million

U.S. exports of Misc. cast articles of iron, steel increased 7.89 percent from $307.68 million to $331.95 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 475 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 481 for the last full year with a total value of $307.68 million, a $32.02 million, 11.62 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 China and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Douglas-Agua Prieta Border Crossing, Ariz..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $99,485,873
2Canada $96,669,484
3China $22,578,322
4Belgium $12,026,194
5Germany $10,229,643
6United Kingdom $8,412,351
7India $7,309,534
8Singapore $5,539,691
9Spain $5,511,407
10Italy $5,336,858

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LAREDO, TX $29,151,640
2DETROIT, MI $18,189,574
3LOS ANGELES, CA $16,052,922
4NEW YORK CITY, NY $12,187,636
5NOGALES, AZ $8,803,700
6BUFFALO, NY $6,951,066
7PEMBINA, ND $6,391,338
8CHICAGO, IL $5,514,924
9EL PASO, TX $4,652,534
10SEATTLE, WA $4,202,904

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 36.82 percent compared to last year to $66.3 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 9.06 percent compared to last year to $23.28 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 14.34 percent compared to last year to $19.32 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 32.19 percent compared to last year to $14.09 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 4.69 percent compared to last year to $13.18 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 $12.2 million, 13.98 percent, (29.97 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $6.68 million, 6.46 percent, (29.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $8.74 million, 63.13 percent, (6.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Belgium decreased $4.33 million, 26.48 percent, (3.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany decreased $767,380, 6.98 percent, (3.08 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 72.6 percent of all these Misc. cast articles of iron, steel exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $240.99 million of the $331.95 million total.

All totaled, 41.02 percent of all these Misc. cast articles of iron, steel exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $136.18 million of the $331.95 million total