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

Exports: Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm

Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm, the No. 209 export by value totaled $104.71 million for the month of August, $839.8 million through August of 2019, and $1.28 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
1Canada$396.36 M
2Mexico$376.32 M
3India$15.91 M
4South Korea$11.88 M
5Italy$6.17 M
6Pakistan$5.47 M
7Bangladesh$5.05 M
8China$3.96 M
9Colombia$1.75 M
10Germany$1.57 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $839.8 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $296,187,231
2Port Laredo $237,841,236
3Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $47,798,175
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $36,173,166
5Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $25,367,214
6Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $23,273,047
7El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $20,046,252
8Brownsville International Bridges $18,506,124
9Port of Mobile, Ala. $17,612,454
10Port of New York $16,430,236

U.S. exports of Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm decreased 6.60 percent through August to $839.8 million

U.S. exports of Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm decreased 6.60 percent from $899.16 million to $839.8 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 209 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 207 for the last full year with a total value of $1.28 billion, a $91.79 million, 6.71 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 India, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Brownsville International Bridges.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $396,355,709
2Mexico $376,316,999
3India $15,910,870
4South Korea $11,879,821
5Italy $6,167,047
6Pakistan $5,470,977
7Bangladesh $5,048,339
8China $3,962,859
9Colombia $1,753,243
10Germany $1,572,862

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $163,788,044
2Laredo $99,163,538
3Buffalo $22,219,501
4El Paso $15,534,378
5San Diego $15,038,942
6New York City $12,889,495
7Phoenix/Nogales $12,196,569
8Norfolk $9,663,390
9Mobile $7,343,389
10Baltimore $4,804,740

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:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 10.74 percent compared to last year to $296.19 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 32.41 percent compared to last year to $237.84 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 2.09 percent compared to last year to $47.8 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 11.91 percent compared to last year to $36.17 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 23.02 percent compared to last year to $25.37 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 $52.75 million, 11.75 percent, (47.2 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico increased $40.16 million, 11.95 percent, (44.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 India increased $571,609, 3.73 percent, (1.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea decreased $4.28 million, 26.47 percent, (1.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Italy decreased $7.96 million, 56.35 percent, (0.73 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 96.05 percent of all these Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $806.63 million of the $839.8 million total.

All totaled, 76.61 percent of all these Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $643.37 million of the $839.8 million total