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

Exports: Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes

Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes, the No. 650 export by value totaled $9.47 million for the month of October, $128.38 million through October 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$56.59 M
2Malta$18.36 M
3Guyana$15.05 M
4Mexico$11.25 M
5Trinidad and Tobago$5.64 M
6Norway$3.53 M
7Suriname$2.84 M
8Madagascar$2.21 M
9Nigeria$1.64 M
10Cyprus$1.27 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $128.38 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $35,330,961
2International Falls, Minn. $23,853,166
3Brownsville International Bridges $19,920,836
4Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $10,886,495
5Port Laredo $6,410,642
6Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $4,578,216
7Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $4,039,043
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $3,773,756
9Port of Morgan City, La. $3,105,599
10Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $2,246,012

U.S. exports of Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes increased 0.46 percent through October to $128.38 million

U.S. exports of Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes increased 0.46 percent from $127.8 million to $128.38 million through the first 10 months of 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 650 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 634 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 October 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 Equatorial Guinea, No. 4 Guyana and No. 5 Angola. 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 – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $56,592,982
2Malta $18,356,268
3Guyana $15,048,594
4Mexico $11,250,299
5Trinidad and Tobago $5,639,162
6Norway $3,533,874
7Suriname $2,837,672
8Madagascar $2,208,600
9Nigeria $1,635,370
10Cyprus $1,269,426

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $13,637,490
2Pembina, N.D. $3,897,285
3New Orleans $3,100,911
4Seattle $1,091,706
5Laredo $954,625
6Great Falls, Mont. $471,972
7Duluth, Minn. $456,808
8Detroit $343,443
9Buffalo $223,851
10Miami $213,399

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston fell 15.81 percent compared to last year to $35.33 million.
  • International Falls, Minn. rose 2160.4 percent compared to last year to $23.85 million.
  • Brownsville International Bridges rose 173381 percent compared to last year to $19.92 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. fell 47.28 percent compared to last year to $10.89 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 48.63 percent compared to last year to $6.41 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 $5.87 million, 9.39 percent, (44.08 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Malta increased $18.36 million, 0 percent, (14.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Guyana increased $8 million, 113.53 percent, (11.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico decreased $877,592, 7.24 percent, (8.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Trinidad and Tobago increased $4.23 million, 301.38 percent, (4.39 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 83.26 percent of all these Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $106.89 million of the $128.38 million total.

All totaled, 75.09 percent of all these Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $96.4 million of the $128.38 million total