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

Exports: Wire of iron, nonalloy steel

Wire of iron, nonalloy steel, the No. 666 export by value totaled $8.01 million for the month of December, $138.85 million through December of 2018, and $147.32 million 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$53 M
2Mexico$45.38 M
3United Kingdom$5.29 M
4Belgium$4.39 M
5Ecuador$3.98 M
6China$2.87 M
7Germany$2.69 M
8Costa Rica$2.26 M
9Ireland$2.25 M
10Japan$1.89 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $138.85 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $18,432,315
2Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $10,306,867
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $10,279,395
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $9,517,604
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $8,862,650
6Brownsville International Bridges $5,853,263
7Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $5,828,918
8Port of Charleston $5,768,766
9El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $5,759,645
10Port of New York $5,329,858

U.S. exports of Wire of iron, nonalloy steel decreased 5.75 percent through December to $138.85 million

U.S. exports of Wire of iron, nonalloy steel decreased 5.75 percent from $147.32 million to $138.85 million in 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 666 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 640 for the last full year with a total value of $147.32 million, a $6.11 million, 3.98 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Ecuador. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y., No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 Ecuador. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $52,999,737
2Mexico $45,380,024
3United Kingdom $5,294,014
4Belgium $4,391,105
5Ecuador $3,983,059
6China $2,868,688
7Germany $2,690,709
8Costa Rica $2,256,919
9Ireland $2,247,063
10Japan $1,894,240

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LAREDO, TX $13,141,808
2DETROIT, MI $8,867,880
3OGDENSBURG, NY $6,115,942
4BUFFALO, NY $3,933,344
5NEW YORK CITY, NY $3,367,516
6CHARLESTON, SC $3,345,182
7MIAMI, FL $2,659,904
8EL PASO, TX $2,425,448
9SEATTLE, WA $2,184,094
10SAN DIEGO, CA $2,115,450

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 11.03 percent compared to last year to $18.43 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. rose 14.59 percent compared to last year to $10.31 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 13.93 percent compared to last year to $10.28 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 9.7 percent compared to last year to $9.52 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 1.12 percent compared to last year to $8.86 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 $4.92 million, 8.49 percent, (38.17 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $1.63 million, 3.46 percent, (32.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom decreased $2.09 million, 28.31 percent, (3.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Belgium increased $1.87 million, 74 percent, (3.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Ecuador increased $364,834, 10.08 percent, (2.87 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 80.7 percent of all these Wire of iron, nonalloy steel exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $112.05 million of the $138.85 million total.

All totaled, 41.34 percent of all these Wire of iron, nonalloy steel exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $57.4 million of the $138.85 million total