Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Stainless steel, not less than 600mm wide

Stainless steel, not less than 600mm wide, the No. 292 export by value totaled $42.65 million for the month of December, $796.05 million in 2019, and $1.12 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

RankCountry2019
1Canada$316.9 M
2Mexico$280.38 M
3South Korea$35.92 M
4Brazil$33.49 M
5Germany$32.39 M
6China$15.88 M
7United Kingdom$8.7 M
8India$6.96 M
9Argentina$5.6 M
10United Arab Emirates$5.51 M
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U.S. exports of Stainless steel, not less than 600mm wide decreased 28.89 percent through December 2019 to $796.05 million

U.S. exports of Stainless steel, not less than 600mm wide decreased 28.89 percent from $1.12 billion to $796.05 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 292 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 235 for the last full year with a total value of $1.12 billion, a $301.54 million, 21.22 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Italy, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Belgium. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port of Chester, Penn..

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $316,898,089
2Mexico $280,381,896
3South Korea $35,915,687
4Brazil $33,489,152
5Germany $32,391,194
6China $15,882,632
7United Kingdom $8,702,982
8India $6,958,549
9Argentina $5,595,539
10United Arab Emirates $5,513,087

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Mobile $134,216,062
2Detroit $74,198,805
3Laredo $56,007,994
4Philadelphia $18,545,712
5Ogdensburg, N.Y. $17,836,563
6Buffalo $16,639,678
7Norfolk $9,648,397
8New York City $9,643,023
9Baltimore $7,161,172
10San Diego $6,751,663

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 16.47 percent compared to last year to $159.1 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 2.01 percent compared to last year to $138.28 million.
  • Port of Mobile, Ala. fell 66.72 percent compared to last year to $108.34 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 8.52 percent compared to last year to $46.43 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 40.48 percent compared to last year to $39.66 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 $77.9 million, 19.73 percent, (39.81 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $115.22 million, 29.13 percent, (35.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $14.03 million, 64.13 percent, (4.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Brazil increased $4.49 million, 15.47 percent, (4.21 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany decreased $11.09 million, 25.5 percent, (4.07 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 87.82 percent of all these Stainless steel, not less than 600mm wide exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $699.08 million of the $796.05 million total.

All totaled, 61.78 percent of all these Stainless steel, not less than 600mm wide exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $491.82 million of the $796.05 million total