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

Exports: Seamless iron tubes and pipes

Seamless iron tubes and pipes, the No. 254 export by value totaled $60.66 million for the month of October, $870.42 million through October of 2018, and $1.14 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
1Canada$238.75 M
2Mexico$126.55 M
3China$91.12 M
4The Netherlands$68.71 M
5Colombia$21.48 M
6United Kingdom$20.79 M
7Singapore$17.37 M
8Australia$14.53 M
9Trinidad and Tobago$14.36 M
10United Arab Emirates$14.24 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $870.42 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $243,064,035
2Port of Orange, Texas $58,703,218
3Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $52,920,804
4Port Laredo $52,250,169
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $43,900,520
6Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $28,883,027
7Brownsville International Bridges $28,380,436
8International Falls, Minn. $27,157,336
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $23,080,145
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $20,453,130

U.S. exports of Seamless iron tubes and pipes decreased 8.44 percent through October to $870.42 million

U.S. exports of Seamless iron tubes and pipes decreased 8.44 percent from $950.66 million to $870.42 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 254 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 226 for the last full year with a total value of $1.14 billion, a $95.24 million, 9.13 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this 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 of Orange, Texas, No. 3 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Panama and No. 5 Venezuela. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D., No. 3 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, No. 4 International Falls, Minn. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $238,750,918
2Mexico $126,552,628
3China $91,122,633
4The Netherlands $68,709,638
5Colombia $21,480,469
6United Kingdom $20,790,869
7Singapore $17,374,066
8Australia $14,529,975
9Trinidad and Tobago $14,364,607
10United Arab Emirates $14,236,771

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $61,183,095
2Port Arthur, Texas $58,703,218
3Pembina, N.D. $18,678,529
4Buffalo $17,966,537
5Laredo $16,154,426
6Duluth, Minn. $9,063,815
7Great Falls, Mont. $7,481,812
8Detroit $6,232,892
9Los Angeles $6,226,009
10New Orleans $4,939,032

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 9.78 percent compared to last year to $243.06 million.
  • Port of Orange, Texas totaled $58.7 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. fell 24.75 percent compared to last year to $52.92 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 29.23 percent compared to last year to $52.25 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 119.05 percent compared to last year to $43.9 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 $28.93 million, 10.81 percent, (27.43 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $14.42 million, 12.86 percent, (14.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China decreased $826,159, 0.9 percent, (10.47 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 The Netherlands increased $61.28 million, 825.37 percent, (7.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Colombia increased $5.5 million, 34.46 percent, (2.47 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 62.8 percent of all these Seamless iron tubes and pipes exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $546.62 million of the $870.42 million total.

All totaled, 51.8 percent of all these Seamless iron tubes and pipes exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $450.84 million of the $870.42 million total