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

Exports: Misc. iron and steel articles

Misc. iron and steel articles, the No. 75 export by value totaled $421.79 million for the month of October, $3.63 billion through October of 2018, and $3.9 billion 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
1Mexico$1.57 B
2Canada$785.56 M
3Japan$136.89 M
4China$126.92 M
5Germany$88.14 M
6United Kingdom$64.95 M
7Singapore$53.57 M
8France$51.27 M
9Brazil$47.29 M
10Australia$42.38 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.63 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $660,671,816
2El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $257,811,437
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $183,403,348
4Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $181,089,655
5Port of Houston $158,262,341
6Low-Valued Imports and Exports $148,927,367
7Pharr International Bridge in Texas $130,632,299
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $127,694,377
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $102,438,797
10Port of Los Angeles $101,136,473

U.S. exports of Misc. iron and steel articles increased 10.91 percent through October to $3.63 billion

U.S. exports of Misc. iron and steel articles increased 10.91 percent from $3.27 billion to $3.63 billion 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 75 through October 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 $3.9 billion, a $29.31 million, 0.76 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this 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.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,565,751,164
2Canada $785,555,925
3Japan $136,892,331
4China $126,918,718
5Germany $88,142,626
6United Kingdom $64,951,279
7Singapore $53,568,176
8France $51,273,009
9Brazil $47,292,313
10Australia $42,384,401

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $180,452,354
2Detroit $57,065,607
3El Paso $51,124,736
4San Diego $42,607,857
5Houston $36,254,198
6Los Angeles $34,415,271
7New York City $27,331,874
8Low Value Shipments $25,852,388
9Buffalo $21,650,187
10Atlanta/Savannah $17,430,072

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 Laredo fell 0.43 percent compared to last year to $660.67 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 4.99 percent compared to last year to $257.81 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 21.54 percent compared to last year to $183.4 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. fell 1.18 percent compared to last year to $181.09 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 29.24 percent compared to last year to $158.26 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 $31.47 million, 2.05 percent, (43.16 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $92.22 million, 13.3 percent, (21.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan increased $29.16 million, 27.07 percent, (3.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China increased $17.05 million, 15.52 percent, (3.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany increased $20.51 million, 30.32 percent, (2.43 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 74.51 percent of all these Misc. iron and steel articles exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $2.7 billion of the $3.63 billion total.

All totaled, 39.72 percent of all these Misc. iron and steel articles exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.44 billion of the $3.63 billion total