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

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

Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm, the No. 123 import by value totaled $292.77 million for the month of March, $863.91 million through March of 2019, and $3.85 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$187.96 M
2South Korea$120.73 M
3Brazil$73.76 M
4Vietnam$67.14 M
5The Netherlands$64.92 M
6Taiwan$64.36 M
7Mexico$61.74 M
8Japan$35.73 M
9China$33.32 M
10Germany$30.58 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $863.91 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Philadelphia $136,285,870
2Port of Houston $96,838,057
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $89,123,942
4Port of New Orleans $82,950,251
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $61,012,953
6Port of Los Angeles $50,974,237
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $46,412,174
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $45,872,155
9Port Laredo $38,897,119
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $33,446,711

U.S. imports of Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm decreased 5.67 percent through March to $863.91 million

U.S. imports of Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm decreased 5.67 percent from $915.84 million to $863.91 million through the first three 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 123 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 119 for the last full year with a total value of $3.85 billion, a $414.24 million, 9.72 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Vietnam and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Philadelphia, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Vietnam and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Philadelphia and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $187,960,378
2South Korea $120,733,698
3Brazil $73,764,083
4Vietnam $67,139,714
5The Netherlands $64,924,151
6Taiwan $64,364,510
7Mexico $61,740,937
8Japan $35,730,960
9China $33,319,687
10Germany $30,580,622

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $184,442,897
2Philadelphia $150,808,775
3Houston $144,387,310
4New Orleans $130,619,018
5Buffalo $70,580,245
6Los Angeles $67,358,726
7Atlanta/Savannah $53,314,795
8Mobile $49,816,560
9San Francisco $48,581,429
10Laredo $47,857,273

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Philadelphia rose 5.26 percent compared to last year to $136.29 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 24.3 percent compared to last year to $96.84 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 2.96 percent compared to last year to $89.12 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 23.7 percent compared to last year to $82.95 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 33.14 percent compared to last year to $61.01 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. imports from No. 1 Canada decreased $35.92 million, 16.05 percent, (21.76 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Korea increased $9.39 million, 8.44 percent, (13.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Brazil increased $29.92 million, 68.26 percent, (8.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Vietnam increased $5.84 million, 9.52 percent, (7.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 The Netherlands increased $8.14 million, 14.33 percent, (7.52 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 59.56 percent of all these Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $514.52 million of the $863.91 million total.

All totaled, 53.97 percent of all these Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $466.21 million of the $863.91 million total