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

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

Iron and steel containers, more than 300l capacity, the No. 502 import by value totaled $37.86 million for the month of March, $110.46 million through March of 2019, and $572.89 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
1Canada$35.48 M
2Mexico$14.74 M
3China$11.41 M
4Taiwan$9.8 M
5Japan$9.44 M
6Vietnam$5.59 M
7South Korea$4.32 M
8India$3.75 M
9Italy$3.23 M
10Germany$2.81 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $110.46 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $15,294,540
2Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. $5,172,779
3Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $5,146,934
4Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $5,039,558
5Port of Ketchikan, Alaska $5,025,615
6Port of Virginia $4,994,948
7Port Miami $4,639,605
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $4,278,848
9Del Rio International Bridge Border Crossing, Texas $4,187,076
10Port of Newark $3,989,728

U.S. imports of Iron and steel containers, more than 300l capacity decreased 1.55 percent through March to $110.46 million

U.S. imports of Iron and steel containers, more than 300l capacity decreased 1.55 percent from $112.19 million to $110.46 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 502 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 493 for the last full year with a total value of $572.89 million, a $128.47 million, 28.91 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont., No. 3 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 4 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Port of Ketchikan, Alaska.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Poland and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Port Lavaca, Texas, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $35,478,511
2Mexico $14,736,343
3China $11,411,356
4Taiwan $9,801,112
5Japan $9,444,721
6Vietnam $5,587,683
7South Korea $4,318,336
8India $3,752,562
9Italy $3,228,881
10Germany $2,807,794

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $26,173,415
2Laredo $22,828,187
3Pembina, N.D. $18,802,893
4Ogdensburg, N.Y. $9,393,986
5New York City $8,795,065
6New Orleans $8,512,266
7Atlanta/Savannah $8,173,148
8Detroit $8,138,862
9Charleston $6,559,164
10St. Albans, Vt. $5,843,864

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:

  • Port of Houston fell 33.89 percent compared to last year to $15.29 million.
  • Sweetgrass Border Crossing, Mont. rose 492.62 percent compared to last year to $5.17 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 57.73 percent compared to last year to $5.15 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. fell 38.5 percent compared to last year to $5.04 million.
  • Port of Ketchikan, Alaska totaled $5.03 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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 $7.04 million, 24.76 percent, (32.12 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $2.82 million, 23.71 percent, (13.34 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $11.42 million, 50.02 percent, (10.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Taiwan increased $5.69 million, 138.36 percent, (8.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $6.58 million, 229.37 percent, (8.55 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 73.21 percent of all these Iron and steel containers, more than 300l capacity imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $80.87 million of the $110.46 million total.

All totaled, 32.3 percent of all these Iron and steel containers, more than 300l capacity imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $35.68 million of the $110.46 million total