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

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

Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel, the No. 244 import by value totaled $110.43 million for the month of February, $225.3 million through February of 2020, and $1.66 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$161.46 M
2South Korea$40.75 M
3Mexico$10.32 M
4Japan$6.23 M
5New Zealand$1.59 M
6Austria$1.02 M
7Italy$912,595
8Germany$898,525
9Belgium$456,332
10Denmark$385,499
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $225.3 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. $81,382,598
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $39,815,593
3Port of Kalama, Wash. $19,358,324
4Port of Los Angeles $17,717,005
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $15,059,649
6Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $12,811,858
7Port of Houston $5,321,481
8Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $5,242,953
9Eagle Pass $5,096,092
10Port Laredo $4,104,737

U.S. imports of Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel decreased 38.27 percent through February to $225.3 million

U.S. imports of Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel decreased 38.27 percent from $365 million to $225.3 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 244 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 187 for the last full year with a total value of $1.66 billion, a $910.59 million, 35.47 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 Japan and No. 5 New Zealand. The leading gateways were No. 1 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Kalama, Wash., No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Ukraine. 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..

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $161,461,917
2South Korea $40,753,155
3Mexico $10,319,576
4Japan $6,232,679
5New Zealand $1,593,961
6Austria $1,015,687
7Italy $912,595
8Germany $898,525
9Belgium $456,332
10Denmark $385,499

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $54,748,890
2Houston $13,411,706
3Chicago $9,695,921
4Los Angeles $9,562,032
5Portland/Columbia-Snake River $9,259,024
6Cleveland $8,996,980
7Laredo $6,708,724
8New Orleans $6,164,504
9Buffalo $3,631,519
10Boston $1,054,751

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:

  • Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. fell 8.89 percent compared to last year to $81.38 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 38.09 percent compared to last year to $39.82 million.
  • Port of Kalama, Wash. fell 39.28 percent compared to last year to $19.36 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 60.9 percent compared to last year to $17.72 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 18.13 percent compared to last year to $15.06 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 $2.55 million, 1.6 percent, (71.66 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Korea decreased $67.05 million, 62.2 percent, (18.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $13.2 million, 56.12 percent, (4.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan decreased $21.91 million, 77.85 percent, (2.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 New Zealand increased $1.59 million, 0 percent, (0.71 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.81 percent of all these Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $220.36 million of the $225.3 million total.

All totaled, 76.93 percent of all these Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $173.33 million of the $225.3 million total