Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Exports: Misc. iron and steel articles

Misc. iron and steel articles, the No. 71 export by value totaled $368.04 million for the month of February, $717 million through February of 2020, and $4.58 billion for all of 2019, 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$294.36 M
2Canada$128.97 M
3Japan$24.76 M
4Germany$23.19 M
5China$21.24 M
6United Kingdom$19.1 M
7France$16.65 M
8Brazil$10.63 M
9Guyana$9.92 M
10South Korea$9.73 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $717 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $119,156,553
2El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $48,841,985
3Port of Houston $44,911,883
4Pharr International Bridge in Texas $32,661,416
5Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $32,011,095
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $31,763,801
7Low-Valued Imports and Exports $28,333,947
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $18,854,950
9Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $17,903,858
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $17,767,294

U.S. exports of Misc. iron and steel articles decreased 7.78 percent through February to $717 million

U.S. exports of Misc. iron and steel articles decreased 7.78 percent from $777.47 million to $717 million through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 71 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 64 for the last full year with a total value of $4.58 billion, a $226.03 million, 5.19 percent increase from the 2018 total.

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

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 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $294,358,086
2Canada $128,965,829
3Japan $24,762,679
4Germany $23,185,754
5China $21,242,970
6United Kingdom $19,101,088
7France $16,645,094
8Brazil $10,626,838
9Guyana $9,916,413
10South Korea $9,730,705

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LAREDO, TX $154,977,308
2HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $62,049,592
3DETROIT, MI $47,083,454
4EL PASO, TX $45,501,590
5LOS ANGELES, CA $33,269,600
6SAN DIEGO, CA $33,246,224
7NEW YORK CITY, NY $28,925,758
8LOW VALUE $25,177,008
9CLEVELAND, OH $21,611,664
10SAVANNAH, GA $21,191,196

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 23.5 percent compared to last year to $119.16 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 4.88 percent compared to last year to $48.84 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 3.48 percent compared to last year to $44.91 million.
  • Pharr International Bridge in Texas rose 19.73 percent compared to last year to $32.66 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. fell 10.84 percent compared to last year to $32.01 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 decreased $47.07 million, 13.79 percent, (41.05 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $25.6 million, 16.56 percent, (17.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan increased $2.64 million, 11.94 percent, (3.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany decreased $830,013, 3.46 percent, (3.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 China decreased $1.66 million, 7.25 percent, (2.96 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 68.69 percent of all these Misc. iron and steel articles exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $492.52 million of the $717 million total.

All totaled, 38.71 percent of all these Misc. iron and steel articles exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $277.58 million of the $717 million total