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

Exports: Misc. iron and steel articles

Misc. iron and steel articles, the No. 72 export by value totaled $333.96 million for the month of December, $4.35 billion through December of 2018, and $3.9 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
1Mexico$1.86 B
2Canada$931.92 M
3Japan$160.89 M
4China$149.44 M
5Germany$107.14 M
6United Kingdom$76.91 M
7France$64.08 M
8Singapore$62.83 M
9India$56.43 M
10South Korea$55.08 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $4.35 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $787,398,257
2El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $306,592,363
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $215,756,474
4Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $213,022,138
5Port of Houston $201,337,187
6Low-Valued Imports and Exports $176,551,368
7Pharr International Bridge in Texas $155,603,846
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $153,679,978
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $119,246,535
10Port of Los Angeles $118,373,507

U.S. exports of Misc. iron and steel articles increased 11.46 percent through December to $4.35 billion

U.S. exports of Misc. iron and steel articles increased 11.46 percent from $3.9 billion to $4.35 billion 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 72 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 78 for the last full year with a total value of $3.9 billion, a $29.31 million, 0.76 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 China and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 China and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,864,944,687
2Canada $931,921,815
3Japan $160,894,282
4China $149,436,605
5Germany $107,144,071
6United Kingdom $76,905,824
7France $64,081,742
8Singapore $62,832,371
9India $56,427,204
10South Korea $55,079,448

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LAREDO, TX $530,074,630
2DETROIT, MI $171,913,050
3EL PASO, TX $146,386,294
4HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $122,736,500
5SAN DIEGO, CA $121,406,596
6LOS ANGELES, CA $113,986,720
7NEW YORK CITY, NY $83,213,304
8LOW VALUE $77,344,292
9BUFFALO, NY $60,024,578
10SAVANNAH, GA $56,318,812

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 0.34 percent compared to last year to $787.4 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 4.39 percent compared to last year to $306.59 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 22.89 percent compared to last year to $215.76 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 0.31 percent compared to last year to $213.02 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 36.98 percent compared to last year to $201.34 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 $50.81 million, 2.8 percent, (42.86 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $107.91 million, 13.1 percent, (21.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan increased $26.85 million, 20.03 percent, (3.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China increased $15.49 million, 11.56 percent, (3.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany increased $21.56 million, 25.2 percent, (2.46 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 73.88 percent of all these Misc. iron and steel articles exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $3.21 billion of the $4.35 billion total.

All totaled, 39.63 percent of all these Misc. iron and steel articles exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $1.72 billion of the $4.35 billion total