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

Imports: Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel

Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel, the No. 167 import by value totaled $271.24 million for the month of October, $2.21 billion through October of 2018, and $1.93 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$1.01 B
2South Korea$435.66 M
3Mexico$213.05 M
4Japan$158.15 M
5Turkey$81.22 M
6Germany$55.99 M
7The Netherlands$47.33 M
8Serbia$34.3 M
9New Zealand$32.68 M
10Egypt$31.58 M
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U.S. imports of Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel increased 34.75 percent through October to $2.21 billion

U.S. imports of Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel increased 34.75 percent from $1.64 billion to $2.21 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 167 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 191 for the last full year with a total value of $1.93 billion, a $271.2 million, 12.34 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Turkey. The leading gateways were No. 1 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Kalama, Wash..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $1,014,211,632
2South Korea $435,662,731
3Mexico $213,054,343
4Japan $158,153,592
5Turkey $81,224,629
6Germany $55,993,156
7The Netherlands $47,330,562
8Serbia $34,298,434
9New Zealand $32,675,208
10Egypt $31,584,519

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $136,297,337
2Houston $40,996,934
3Portland/Columbia-Snake River $39,461,659
4Laredo $37,170,650
5Los Angeles $21,662,049
6Buffalo $14,838,368
7Philadelphia $8,218,997
8Boston $4,007,827
9Chicago $3,824,520
10Pembina, N.D. $2,698,429

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:

  • Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. rose 43.11 percent compared to last year to $434.72 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 53.03 percent compared to last year to $304.5 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 23.61 percent compared to last year to $246.06 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 106.88 percent compared to last year to $209.32 million.
  • Port of Kalama, Wash. rose 35.48 percent compared to last year to $168.92 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 $245.49 million, 31.94 percent, (45.94 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Korea increased $212.83 million, 95.51 percent, (19.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $52.41 million, 32.63 percent, (9.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan increased $28.45 million, 21.94 percent, (7.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Turkey increased $38.9 million, 91.89 percent, (3.68 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 86.17 percent of all these Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.9 billion of the $2.21 billion total.

All totaled, 61.76 percent of all these Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.36 billion of the $2.21 billion total