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

Exports: Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes

Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes, the No. 649 export by value totaled $14.67 million for the month of December, $151.88 million through December of 2018, and $144.05 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
1Canada$64.78 M
2Malta$18.36 M
3Guyana$17.29 M
4Mexico$14.99 M
5Trinidad and Tobago$6.92 M
6Equatorial Guinea$4.83 M
7Norway$3.53 M
8Suriname$2.84 M
9Madagascar$2.21 M
10Nigeria$2.11 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $151.88 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $52,633,402
2International Falls, Minn. $23,853,166
3Brownsville International Bridges $19,920,836
4Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $11,143,871
5Port Laredo $8,561,679
6Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $4,791,428
7Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $4,375,346
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $4,204,646
9Port of Morgan City, La. $3,120,599
10Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $2,497,217

U.S. exports of Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes increased 5.43 percent through December to $151.88 million

U.S. exports of Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes increased 5.43 percent from $144.05 million to $151.88 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 649 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 650 for the last full year with a total value of $144.05 million, a $22.38 million, 18.39 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this 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.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Guyana, No. 4 Equatorial Guinea and No. 5 Trinidad and Tobago. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D., No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. and No. 5 Pharr International Bridge in Texas.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $64,779,594
2Malta $18,356,268
3Guyana $17,293,531
4Mexico $14,994,703
5Trinidad and Tobago $6,917,108
6Equatorial Guinea $4,833,194
7Norway $3,533,874
8Suriname $2,837,672
9Madagascar $2,208,600
10Nigeria $2,112,158

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TX $51,076,126
2PEMBINA, ND $8,440,192
3NEW ORLEANS, LA $6,231,822
4LAREDO, TX $4,944,226
5SEATTLE, WA $2,285,342
6DETROIT, MI $1,264,574
7GREAT FALLS, MT $1,004,788
8DULUTH, MN $913,616
9MIAMI, FL $615,866
10BUFFALO, NY $480,722

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 8.1 percent compared to last year to $52.63 million.
  • International Falls, Minn. rose 821.8 percent compared to last year to $23.85 million.
  • Brownsville International Bridges rose 17051 percent compared to last year to $19.92 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. fell 49.56 percent compared to last year to $11.14 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 70.59 percent compared to last year to $8.56 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 decreased $3.3 million, 4.84 percent, (42.65 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Malta increased $18.25 million, 17988 percent, (12.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Guyana increased $7.22 million, 71.74 percent, (11.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico increased $1.23 million, 8.97 percent, (9.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Trinidad and Tobago increased $2.1 million, 43.61 percent, (4.55 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 80.55 percent of all these Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $122.34 million of the $151.88 million total.

All totaled, 76.45 percent of all these Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $116.11 million of the $151.88 million total