Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes

Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes, the No. 611 export by value totaled $10.58 million for the month of December, $178.46 million in 2019, and $151.88 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$76.17 M
2Guyana$41.2 M
3Mexico$26.98 M
4Trinidad and Tobago$9.31 M
5Nigeria$3.39 M
6United Kingdom$2.64 M
7Colombia$1.79 M
8Panama$1.69 M
9China$1.57 M
10Equatorial Guinea$1.35 M
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U.S. exports of Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes increased 17.50 percent through December 2019 to $178.46 million

U.S. exports of Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes increased 17.50 percent from $151.88 million to $178.46 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 611 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 649 for the last full year with a total value of $151.88 million, a $7.82 million, 5.43 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Guyana, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Trinidad and Tobago and No. 5 Nigeria. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Malta, No. 3 Guyana, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Trinidad and Tobago. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 International Falls, Minn., No. 3 Brownsville International Bridges, No. 4 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $76,169,913
2Guyana $41,197,683
3Mexico $26,983,375
4Trinidad and Tobago $9,314,933
5Nigeria $3,388,671
6United Kingdom $2,639,540
7Colombia $1,791,110
8Panama $1,692,251
9China $1,565,173
10Equatorial Guinea $1,349,013

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $30,976,007
2Pembina, N.D. $4,490,964
3Laredo $3,138,541
4New Orleans $3,115,911
5Seattle $1,315,719
6Detroit $1,279,380
7Great Falls, Mont. $723,177
8Buffalo $654,741
9Miami $573,783
10Duluth, Minn. $456,808

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 48.18 percent compared to last year to $77.99 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 512.42 percent compared to last year to $26.8 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 48.16 percent compared to last year to $12.69 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. rose 7.08 percent compared to last year to $11.93 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. rose 127.11 percent compared to last year to $10.88 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 increased $11.39 million, 17.58 percent, (42.68 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Guyana increased $23.9 million, 138.23 percent, (23.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico increased $11.99 million, 79.95 percent, (15.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Trinidad and Tobago increased $2.4 million, 34.67 percent, (5.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Nigeria increased $1.28 million, 60.44 percent, (1.9 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88 percent of all these Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $157.05 million of the $178.46 million total.

All totaled, 78.61 percent of all these Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $140.29 million of the $178.46 million total