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

Imports: Iron and steel bars, in coils

Iron and steel bars, in coils, the No. 500 import by value totaled $29.64 million for the month of February, $67.97 million through February of 2020, and $601.15 million 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$27.97 M
2Brazil$14.57 M
3Japan$13.41 M
4South Korea$4.32 M
5Mexico$2.62 M
6Germany$2.21 M
7France$1.34 M
8Spain$1.18 M
9Argentina$193,456
10United Kingdom$59,486
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $67.97 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $17,399,443
2Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $11,881,343
3Port of Mobile, Ala. $11,070,257
4Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $7,416,020
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $4,621,349
6Port of Charleston $4,210,161
7Port of Ogdensburg, N.Y. $1,864,745
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $1,760,564
9Port of Wilmington, N.C. $1,571,518
10El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $1,530,796

U.S. imports of Iron and steel bars, in coils decreased 44.44 percent through February to $67.97 million

U.S. imports of Iron and steel bars, in coils decreased 44.44 percent from $122.35 million to $67.97 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 500 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 404 for the last full year with a total value of $601.15 million, a $145.59 million, 19.50 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Brazil, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 4 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Egypt. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Charleston.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $27,971,479
2Brazil $14,572,748
3Japan $13,413,114
4South Korea $4,315,590
5Mexico $2,623,014
6Germany $2,205,174
7France $1,336,780
8Spain $1,178,816
9Argentina $193,456
10United Kingdom $59,486

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $10,689,934
2New Orleans $4,696,058
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $3,131,446
4Chicago $3,123,586
5Cleveland $1,718,166
6Wilmington $1,661,156
7Buffalo $1,646,929
8Norfolk $889,054
9El Paso $883,722
10Houston $269,950

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:

  • Port of New Orleans fell 59.82 percent compared to last year to $17.4 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 26.25 percent compared to last year to $11.88 million.
  • Port of Mobile, Ala. rose 67.28 percent compared to last year to $11.07 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. rose 27.16 percent compared to last year to $7.42 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 19.21 percent compared to last year to $4.62 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 $582,482, 2.04 percent, (41.15 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Brazil decreased $3.18 million, 17.9 percent, (21.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Japan decreased $1.56 million, 10.41 percent, (19.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea decreased $2.45 million, 36.22 percent, (6.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Mexico increased $1.56 million, 146.53 percent, (3.86 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 92.53 percent of all these Iron and steel bars, in coils imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $62.9 million of the $67.97 million total.

All totaled, 77.07 percent of all these Iron and steel bars, in coils imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $52.39 million of the $67.97 million total