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

Exports: Seamless iron tubes and pipes

Seamless iron tubes and pipes, the No. 307 export by value totaled $67.94 million for the month of August, $493.64 million through August of 2019, and $990.81 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

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$137.1 M
2Mexico$76.88 M
3China$17.18 M
4United Kingdom$15.64 M
5Russia$14.28 M
6Colombia$14.19 M
7United Arab Emirates$12.44 M
8Singapore$10.5 M
9Nigeria$9.2 M
10Belgium$8.28 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $493.64 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $136,420,686
2Port Laredo $35,080,974
3Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $28,265,641
4Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $26,789,859
5Port of New York $16,611,207
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $16,426,758
7Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $15,618,086
8Pharr International Bridge in Texas $14,969,324
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $14,079,241
10Port of Los Angeles $13,443,471

U.S. exports of Seamless iron tubes and pipes decreased 32.84 percent through August to $493.64 million

U.S. exports of Seamless iron tubes and pipes decreased 32.84 percent from $735.04 million to $493.64 million through the first eight 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 307 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 243 for the last full year with a total value of $990.81 million, a $147.9 million, 12.99 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Russia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont., No. 4 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Port of New York.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Colombia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Orange, Texas, No. 4 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $137,099,484
2Mexico $76,882,035
3China $17,182,794
4United Kingdom $15,639,029
5Russia $14,280,997
6Colombia $14,188,947
7United Arab Emirates $12,438,862
8Singapore $10,499,828
9Nigeria $9,195,348
10Belgium $8,276,368

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $97,586,776
2Port Arthur, Texas $58,703,218
3Laredo $31,373,240
4Pembina, N.D. $27,363,878
5Buffalo $21,076,599
6Detroit $13,742,113
7Los Angeles $13,040,068
8New York City $12,912,139
9Great Falls, Mont. $12,321,300
10Duluth, Minn. $10,005,738

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston fell 31.19 percent compared to last year to $136.42 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 7.64 percent compared to last year to $35.08 million.
  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. rose 14.29 percent compared to last year to $28.27 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. fell 44.69 percent compared to last year to $26.79 million.
  • Port of New York fell 2.75 percent compared to last year to $16.61 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 $74.17 million, 35.11 percent, (27.77 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $18.15 million, 19.1 percent, (15.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $64.24 million, 78.9 percent, (3.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom decreased $493,224, 3.06 percent, (3.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Russia increased $9.96 million, 230.65 percent, (2.89 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 52.89 percent of all these Seamless iron tubes and pipes exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $261.08 million of the $493.64 million total.

All totaled, 49.26 percent of all these Seamless iron tubes and pipes exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $243.17 million of the $493.64 million total