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

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

Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm, the No. 112 import by value totaled $322.04 million for the month of October, $3.28 billion through October of 2018, and $4.26 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$763.81 M
2Vietnam$359.89 M
3South Korea$345.77 M
4Taiwan$318.18 M
5The Netherlands$235.3 M
6Germany$176.71 M
7Mexico$173.24 M
8Brazil$112.43 M
9Turkey$97.16 M
10United Arab Emirates$85.76 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.28 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $407,697,225
2Port of New Orleans $325,358,959
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $324,692,233
4Port of Philadelphia $309,004,478
5Port of Los Angeles $246,202,269
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $218,570,141
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $193,864,936
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $179,208,313
9Port Laredo $111,581,398
10Port of Tampa, Fla. $110,956,059

U.S. imports of Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm decreased 11.23 percent through October to $3.28 billion

U.S. imports of Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm decreased 11.23 percent from $3.7 billion to $3.28 billion 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 112 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 100 for the last full year with a total value of $4.26 billion, a $868.36 million, 25.60 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Vietnam, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Taiwan 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.

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $763,809,350
2Vietnam $359,892,244
3South Korea $345,765,859
4Taiwan $318,182,654
5The Netherlands $235,299,682
6Germany $176,706,365
7Mexico $173,243,973
8Brazil $112,434,222
9Turkey $97,156,586
10United Arab Emirates $85,759,999

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Philadelphia $107,137,429
2Detroit $94,510,881
3Houston $84,815,618
4New Orleans $71,186,460
5Buffalo $40,782,991
6Atlanta/Savannah $29,120,518
7Los Angeles $23,012,673
8San Francisco $22,198,655
9Jacksonville/Tampa $20,292,035
10Laredo $19,702,200

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 25.12 percent compared to last year to $407.7 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 30.77 percent compared to last year to $325.36 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 9.21 percent compared to last year to $324.69 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia fell 11.68 percent compared to last year to $309 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 4.33 percent compared to last year to $246.2 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 increased $62.33 million, 8.88 percent, (23.25 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Vietnam increased $170.03 million, 89.55 percent, (10.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 South Korea decreased $77.02 million, 18.22 percent, (10.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Taiwan decreased $181.55 million, 36.33 percent, (9.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 The Netherlands increased $19.55 million, 9.06 percent, (7.16 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 61.59 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 October of this year. That is equal to $2.02 billion of the $3.28 billion total.

All totaled, 49.11 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 October of this year. That is equal to $1.61 billion of the $3.28 billion total