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

Imports: Iron and steel containers, less than 300l capacity

Iron and steel containers, less than 300l capacity, the No. 443 import by value totaled $46.72 million for the month of March, $151.63 million through March of 2019, and $642.03 million 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
1Germany$68.88 M
2China$24.95 M
3Mexico$19.75 M
4Canada$14.97 M
5Taiwan$5.73 M
6Italy$2.72 M
7United Kingdom$2.51 M
8Czech Republic$1.15 M
9South Korea$1.13 M
10India$937,338
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $151.63 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $50,840,112
2Port of Houston $12,200,944
3Port of Los Angeles $11,531,149
4Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $8,866,977
5Port of Newark $7,482,716
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $6,833,264
7Port of Virginia $6,548,544
8Port Laredo $5,690,400
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $3,972,323
10Port of Oakland, Calif. $3,426,287

U.S. imports of Iron and steel containers, less than 300l capacity increased 11.00 percent through March to $151.63 million

U.S. imports of Iron and steel containers, less than 300l capacity increased 11.00 percent from $136.6 million to $151.63 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 443 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 460 for the last full year with a total value of $642.03 million, a $69.2 million, 12.08 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $68,881,566
2China $24,949,735
3Mexico $19,750,984
4Canada $14,966,740
5Taiwan $5,727,959
6Italy $2,724,250
7United Kingdom $2,510,352
8Czech Republic $1,147,557
9South Korea $1,128,304
10India $937,338

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $56,655,417
2Los Angeles $18,256,121
3Detroit $10,095,100
4Chicago $8,857,076
5New York City $8,626,017
6St. Louis $7,836,778
7Houston $6,806,260
8San Diego $6,621,110
9Norfolk $5,759,202
10Cleveland $5,690,818

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:

  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas rose 36.49 percent compared to last year to $50.84 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 417.84 percent compared to last year to $12.2 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 36.09 percent compared to last year to $11.53 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 204.42 percent compared to last year to $8.87 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 0.6 percent compared to last year to $7.48 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 Germany increased $21.21 million, 44.5 percent, (45.43 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $13.67 million, 35.4 percent, (16.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $5.19 million, 35.69 percent, (13.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $2.29 million, 18.02 percent, (9.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Taiwan increased $624,780, 12.24 percent, (3.78 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.55 percent of all these Iron and steel containers, less than 300l capacity imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $134.28 million of the $151.63 million total.

All totaled, 59.96 percent of all these Iron and steel containers, less than 300l capacity imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $90.92 million of the $151.63 million total