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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through March 2019.

Exports: Misc. iron and steel articles

Misc. iron and steel articles, the No. 66 export by value totaled $407.4 million for the month of March, $1.18 billion through March 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

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Top Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$502.72 M
2Canada$238.36 M
3China$39.24 M
4Germany$37.59 M
5Japan$34.27 M
6United Kingdom$26.19 M
7Brazil$22.21 M
8France$19.1 M
9India$18.89 M
10Philippines$17.16 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.18 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $224,232,581
2El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $74,596,069
3Port of Houston $73,904,007
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $56,994,423
5Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $56,225,207
6Low-Valued Imports and Exports $43,209,485
7Pharr International Bridge in Texas $41,652,804
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $39,909,758
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $35,404,302
10Port of Virginia $30,642,914

U.S. exports of Misc. iron and steel articles increased 14.07 percent through March to $1.18 billion

U.S. exports of Misc. iron and steel articles increased 14.07 percent from $1.04 billion to $1.18 billion through the first three 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 66 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 77 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 March 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 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

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 – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $502,719,080
2Canada $238,359,953
3China $39,240,581
4Germany $37,591,358
5Japan $34,268,160
6United Kingdom $26,191,956
7Brazil $22,209,187
8France $19,104,566
9India $18,889,768
10Philippines $17,157,546

January – March 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 three months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 15.19 percent compared to last year to $224.23 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 6.59 percent compared to last year to $74.6 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 67.34 percent compared to last year to $73.9 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 9.11 percent compared to last year to $56.99 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 15.82 percent compared to last year to $56.23 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 $57.58 million, 12.93 percent, (42.43 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $18.08 million, 8.21 percent, (20.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $7.33 million, 22.96 percent, (3.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany increased $11.52 million, 44.19 percent, (3.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan decreased $7.67 million, 18.29 percent, (2.89 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 71.92 percent of all these Misc. iron and steel articles exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $852.18 million of the $1.18 billion total.

All totaled, 41.01 percent of all these Misc. iron and steel articles exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $485.95 million of the $1.18 billion total