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

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

Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel, the No. 171 import by value totaled $144.82 million for the month of December, $2.57 billion through December 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$1.18 B
2South Korea$512.8 M
3Mexico$254.13 M
4Japan$172.05 M
5Turkey$81.22 M
6Germany$66.31 M
7The Netherlands$61.05 M
8Serbia$37.08 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 33.26 percent through December to $2.57 billion

U.S. imports of Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel increased 33.26 percent from $1.93 billion to $2.57 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 171 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 194 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 December 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 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas.

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 The Netherlands. 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $1,177,677,727
2South Korea $512,796,954
3Mexico $254,127,437
4Japan $172,046,853
5Turkey $81,224,629
6Germany $66,308,304
7The Netherlands $61,049,976
8Serbia $37,080,053
9New Zealand $32,681,445
10Egypt $31,584,519

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $206,629,325
2Laredo $60,586,092
3Houston $60,345,552
4Portland/Columbia-Snake River $39,801,274
5Los Angeles $33,099,414
6Buffalo $19,432,571
7Chicago $10,902,517
8Philadelphia $8,836,106
9Boston $5,183,160
10Cleveland $3,799,062

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. rose 46 percent compared to last year to $511.98 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 53.71 percent compared to last year to $343.76 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 13.42 percent compared to last year to $283.05 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 112.61 percent compared to last year to $237.77 million.
  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas rose 7.55 percent compared to last year to $191.47 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 $250.13 million, 26.97 percent, (45.88 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Korea increased $268.07 million, 109.54 percent, (19.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $53.58 million, 26.72 percent, (9.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan increased $38.15 million, 28.5 percent, (6.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Turkey increased $30.84 million, 61.21 percent, (3.16 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 85.62 percent of all these Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $2.2 billion of the $2.57 billion total.

All totaled, 61.09 percent of all these Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $1.57 billion of the $2.57 billion total