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

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

Iron and steel containers, less than 300l capacity, the No. 442 import by value totaled $47.41 million for the month of December, $642.03 million through December of 2018, and $572.83 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
1Germany$219.29 M
2China$180.89 M
3Mexico$86.1 M
4Canada$52.15 M
5Taiwan$21.81 M
6United Kingdom$10.91 M
7Italy$9.95 M
8Czech Republic$5.6 M
9South Korea$5.42 M
10Spain$5.28 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $642.03 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $152,207,258
2Port of Los Angeles $79,829,614
3Port of Newark $50,038,070
4Port Laredo $45,607,824
5Port of Virginia $31,131,141
6Port of Houston $21,906,441
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $19,954,342
8Port of Charleston $19,551,386
9Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $18,049,174
10Port of Long Beach $17,086,099

U.S. imports of Iron and steel containers, less than 300l capacity increased 12.08 percent through December to $642.03 million

U.S. imports of Iron and steel containers, less than 300l capacity increased 12.08 percent from $572.83 million to $642.03 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 442 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 449 for the last full year with a total value of $572.83 million, a $29.66 million, 5.46 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December 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 Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 United Kingdom. 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $219,286,803
2China $180,885,350
3Mexico $86,102,377
4Canada $52,150,407
5Taiwan $21,810,819
6United Kingdom $10,910,411
7Italy $9,950,846
8Czech Republic $5,599,512
9South Korea $5,418,110
10Spain $5,282,980

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $41,572,425
2Los Angeles $14,285,957
3Detroit $7,510,900
4St. Louis $6,997,983
5New York City $6,721,466
6Chicago $6,196,358
7Houston $5,615,680
8Norfolk $4,763,887
9San Diego $4,237,860
10Cleveland $3,827,298

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas rose 36.23 percent compared to last year to $152.21 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 5.19 percent compared to last year to $79.83 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 24.38 percent compared to last year to $50.04 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 29.77 percent compared to last year to $45.61 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 15.51 percent compared to last year to $31.13 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 $36.84 million, 20.19 percent, (34.16 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $1.17 million, 0.65 percent, (28.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $21.63 million, 33.55 percent, (13.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $7.37 million, 16.47 percent, (8.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Taiwan increased $5.11 million, 30.58 percent, (3.4 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 87.26 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 December of this year. That is equal to $560.24 million of the $642.03 million total.

All totaled, 55.89 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 December of this year. That is equal to $358.81 million of the $642.03 million total