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

Imports: Iron and steel bars, hot-worked

Iron and steel bars, hot-worked, the No. 393 import by value totaled $30.91 million for the month of December, $823.22 million through December of 2018, and $912.93 million 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
1Turkey$196.31 M
2Italy$133.43 M
3Canada$99.23 M
4Mexico$75.06 M
5Spain$45.33 M
6Dominican Republic$27.18 M
7Portugal$24.19 M
8Bulgaria$23.07 M
9Brazil$22.47 M
10Germany$19.96 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $823.22 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $215,790,888
2Port of New Orleans $110,926,098
3Port Everglades, Fla. $78,695,146
4Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $53,074,625
5Port of Philadelphia $40,800,423
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $34,221,610
7Port of New London, Conn. $34,076,095
8Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $32,691,926
9Calexico/Mexicali (East) Border Crossing, Calif. $19,201,554
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $16,409,093

U.S. imports of Iron and steel bars, hot-worked decreased 9.83 percent through December to $823.22 million

U.S. imports of Iron and steel bars, hot-worked decreased 9.83 percent from $912.93 million to $823.22 million 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 393 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 338 for the last full year with a total value of $912.93 million, a $10.05 million, 1.09 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Turkey, No. 2 Italy, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Spain. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla., No. 4 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico and No. 5 Port of Philadelphia.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Turkey, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Portugal, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Philadelphia, No. 4 Port Everglades, Fla. and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Turkey $196,307,243
2Italy $133,432,677
3Canada $99,227,882
4Mexico $75,064,789
5Spain $45,326,361
6Dominican Republic $27,176,354
7Portugal $24,188,415
8Bulgaria $23,072,640
9Brazil $22,468,899
10Germany $19,957,556

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $42,019,316
2New Orleans $26,485,542
3Detroit $13,432,281
4Laredo $8,346,194
5San Juan $7,295,939
6Philadelphia $6,659,194
7Ogdensburg, N.Y. $6,060,098
8Baltimore $5,962,927
9San Diego $4,189,792
10Pembina, N.D. $3,922,896

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston fell 7.95 percent compared to last year to $215.79 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 14.75 percent compared to last year to $110.93 million.
  • Port Everglades, Fla. rose 6.12 percent compared to last year to $78.7 million.
  • Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico rose 95.37 percent compared to last year to $53.07 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia fell 48.58 percent compared to last year to $40.8 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 Turkey decreased $171.6 million, 46.64 percent, (23.85 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Italy increased $108.5 million, 435.21 percent, (16.21 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada decreased $42.53 million, 30 percent, (12.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $27.11 million, 56.53 percent, (9.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Spain increased $333,357, 0.74 percent, (5.51 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 66.73 percent of all these Iron and steel bars, hot-worked imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $549.36 million of the $823.22 million total.

All totaled, 60.65 percent of all these Iron and steel bars, hot-worked imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $499.29 million of the $823.22 million total