Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

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

Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm, the No. 132 import by value totaled $244.27 million for the month of February, $514.4 million through February of 2020, and $3.23 billion for all of 2019, 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$167.18 M
2South Korea$94.21 M
3Mexico$46.66 M
4Brazil$40.24 M
5Taiwan$35.89 M
6Japan$30.65 M
7The Netherlands$19.6 M
8Germany$15.39 M
9Vietnam$12.11 M
10Australia$11.88 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $514.4 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $73,916,381
2Port of Houston $49,698,562
3Port of Philadelphia $49,256,308
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $48,954,491
5Port of New Orleans $47,202,305
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $38,560,204
7Port Laredo $35,257,439
8Port of Los Angeles $29,045,243
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $26,404,673
10Port of Mobile, Ala. $22,327,971

U.S. imports of Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm decreased 9.94 percent through February to $514.4 million

U.S. imports of Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm decreased 9.94 percent from $571.14 million to $514.4 million through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 132 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 125 for the last full year with a total value of $3.23 billion, a $613.74 million, 15.96 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Philadelphia, No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Vietnam and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of Philadelphia, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $167,177,177
2South Korea $94,207,349
3Mexico $46,664,919
4Brazil $40,244,606
5Taiwan $35,892,463
6Japan $30,653,480
7The Netherlands $19,600,677
8Germany $15,389,415
9Vietnam $12,105,009
10Australia $11,879,207

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $41,267,823
2New Orleans $23,772,419
3Buffalo $22,135,223
4Philadelphia $18,610,111
5Laredo $16,501,228
6Houston $14,754,539
7Chicago $13,563,880
8San Francisco $7,757,043
9Los Angeles $7,473,278
10Mobile $5,603,188

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 31.02 percent compared to last year to $73.92 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 23.49 percent compared to last year to $49.7 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia fell 38.61 percent compared to last year to $49.26 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 63.86 percent compared to last year to $48.95 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 12.94 percent compared to last year to $47.2 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 $47.56 million, 39.76 percent, (32.5 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Korea increased $13.66 million, 16.96 percent, (18.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $3.33 million, 7.69 percent, (9.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Brazil decreased $25.68 million, 38.96 percent, (7.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Taiwan increased $2.28 million, 6.79 percent, (6.98 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 74.69 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 February of this year. That is equal to $384.19 million of the $514.4 million total.

All totaled, 52.3 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 February of this year. That is equal to $269.03 million of the $514.4 million total