Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through July 2019.

Exports: Misc. iron and steel articles

Misc. iron and steel articles, the No. 67 export by value totaled $377.01 million for the month of July, $2.74 billion through July of 2019, and $4.35 billion for all of 2018, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

Click on any of the countries in the chart below to gain access to the specific exports and imports between that country and (port), how it compares to other ports for trade with that country, how that trade has changed over time, and much more. Data available both by value and tonnage. Download data. If you are not a subscriber, you can learn more by clicking on the subscribe link.

Top Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$1.16 B
2Canada$548.57 M
3China$88.18 M
4Germany$86.98 M
5Japan$80.15 M
6United Kingdom$57.51 M
7France$54.99 M
8Brazil$47.97 M
9India$40.04 M
10South Korea$38.89 M
Data loading...
January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.74 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $516,528,047
2Port of Houston $171,901,151
3El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $161,593,844
4Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $138,251,436
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $124,840,032
6Low-Valued Imports and Exports $106,163,173
7Pharr International Bridge in Texas $101,914,861
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $96,029,365
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $72,512,891
10Port of Virginia $72,427,441

U.S. exports of Misc. iron and steel articles increased 10.77 percent through July to $2.74 billion

U.S. exports of Misc. iron and steel articles increased 10.77 percent from $2.47 billion to $2.74 billion through the first seven months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 67 through July among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 79 for the last full year with a total value of $4.35 billion, a $447.29 million, 11.46 percent increase from the 2017 total.

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

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 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,164,126,940
2Canada $548,565,617
3China $88,181,941
4Germany $86,976,253
5Japan $80,154,496
6United Kingdom $57,514,076
7France $54,986,928
8Brazil $47,966,242
9India $40,040,011
10South Korea $38,893,821

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $369,023,936
2Detroit $116,831,677
3El Paso $102,438,345
4Houston $91,728,874
5San Diego $87,630,931
6Los Angeles $82,610,904
7New York City $58,042,955
8Low Value Shipments $53,476,389
9Buffalo $38,462,736
10Atlanta/Savannah $36,141,144

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 15.6 percent compared to last year to $516.53 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 66.86 percent compared to last year to $171.9 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 8.18 percent compared to last year to $161.59 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 16.59 percent compared to last year to $138.25 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 0.05 percent compared to last year to $124.84 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 $104.63 million, 9.88 percent, (42.48 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $3.1 million, 0.57 percent, (20.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $10.32 million, 13.26 percent, (3.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany increased $29.06 million, 50.16 percent, (3.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan decreased $14.08 million, 14.94 percent, (2.93 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 71.82 percent of all these Misc. iron and steel articles exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $1.97 billion of the $2.74 billion total.

All totaled, 40.62 percent of all these Misc. iron and steel articles exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $1.11 billion of the $2.74 billion total