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

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

Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel, the No. 196 import by value totaled $128.53 million for the month of March, $493.53 million through March of 2019, and $2.57 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$224.96 M
2South Korea$131.45 M
3Mexico$32.85 M
4Japan$30.13 M
5Ukraine$13.02 M
6Germany$8.94 M
7The Netherlands$6.99 M
8South Africa$6.1 M
9Egypt$5.82 M
10Serbia$5.64 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $493.53 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. $137,561,587
2Port of Los Angeles $62,717,072
3Port of Houston $59,960,919
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $37,953,499
5Port of Kalama, Wash. $36,208,796
6Port of New Orleans $35,497,625
7Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $23,442,362
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $16,651,576
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $14,773,178
10Port of Mobile, Ala. $10,235,053

U.S. imports of Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel decreased 7.85 percent through March to $493.53 million

U.S. imports of Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel decreased 7.85 percent from $535.59 million to $493.53 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 196 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 188 for the last full year with a total value of $2.57 billion, a $640.61 million, 33.26 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Ukraine. The leading gateways were No. 1 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. 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 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 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $224,960,157
2South Korea $131,449,098
3Mexico $32,845,867
4Japan $30,131,070
5Ukraine $13,022,844
6Germany $8,939,730
7The Netherlands $6,992,032
8South Africa $6,101,490
9Egypt $5,821,338
10Serbia $5,641,623

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $267,646,147
2Houston $80,259,124
3Laredo $78,243,744
4Portland/Columbia-Snake River $61,738,466
5Los Angeles $50,104,690
6Chicago $35,187,122
7Cleveland $26,590,677
8Buffalo $25,451,418
9New Orleans $12,758,981
10Philadelphia $8,836,106

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:

  • Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. fell 4.37 percent compared to last year to $137.56 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 18.39 percent compared to last year to $62.72 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 10.7 percent compared to last year to $59.96 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 47.16 percent compared to last year to $37.95 million.
  • Port of Kalama, Wash. fell 15.42 percent compared to last year to $36.21 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 $45.79 million, 16.91 percent, (45.58 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Korea increased $46.98 million, 55.61 percent, (26.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $27.42 million, 45.5 percent, (6.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan decreased $10.24 million, 25.37 percent, (6.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Ukraine increased $11.5 million, 753.8 percent, (2.64 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 87.62 percent of all these Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $432.41 million of the $493.53 million total.

All totaled, 67.76 percent of all these Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $334.4 million of the $493.53 million total