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

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

Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm, the No. 113 import by value totaled $246.64 million for the month of December, $3.85 billion through December 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$885.25 M
2South Korea$444.83 M
3Vietnam$428.26 M
4Taiwan$349.62 M
5The Netherlands$285.19 M
6Mexico$208.39 M
7Germany$207.17 M
8Brazil$127.54 M
9Japan$108.05 M
10Turkey$106.24 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.85 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $467,268,917
2Port of New Orleans $384,577,322
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $384,014,087
4Port of Philadelphia $350,175,727
5Port of Los Angeles $288,725,433
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $248,367,395
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $224,233,440
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $203,777,405
9Port of Mobile, Ala. $142,014,116
10Port of Tampa, Fla. $135,208,550

U.S. imports of Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm decreased 9.72 percent through December to $3.85 billion

U.S. imports of Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm decreased 9.72 percent from $4.26 billion to $3.85 billion 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 113 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 103 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 December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Vietnam, 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $885,254,308
2South Korea $444,831,207
3Vietnam $428,255,449
4Taiwan $349,623,242
5The Netherlands $285,193,499
6Mexico $208,385,315
7Germany $207,165,641
8Brazil $127,538,351
9Japan $108,045,433
10Turkey $106,242,525

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $135,594,980
2Philadelphia $130,624,558
3Houston $116,785,477
4New Orleans $96,776,195
5Buffalo $54,815,592
6Los Angeles $43,538,631
7Laredo $35,616,452
8Atlanta/Savannah $34,427,313
9San Francisco $32,611,901
10Mobile $30,733,712

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston fell 22.56 percent compared to last year to $467.27 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 28.22 percent compared to last year to $384.58 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 9.47 percent compared to last year to $384.01 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia fell 15.16 percent compared to last year to $350.18 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 0.96 percent compared to last year to $288.73 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 $56.78 million, 6.85 percent, (23.02 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Korea decreased $22.38 million, 4.79 percent, (11.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Vietnam increased $220.27 million, 105.9 percent, (11.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Taiwan decreased $185.73 million, 34.69 percent, (9.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 The Netherlands increased $11.06 million, 4.03 percent, (7.42 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 62.23 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 December of this year. That is equal to $2.39 billion of the $3.85 billion total.

All totaled, 48.75 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 December of this year. That is equal to $1.87 billion of the $3.85 billion total