Current data is through December 2019.

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

Iron and steel containers, less than 300l capacity, the No. 470 import by value totaled $23.61 million for the month of December, $540.58 million through December 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

RankCountry2019
1Germany$189.02 M
2China$123.23 M
3Mexico$77.31 M
4Canada$50.04 M
5Taiwan$19.51 M
6Italy$13.18 M
7United Kingdom$7.97 M
8South Korea$6.4 M
9Spain$5.2 M
10Czech Republic$5.07 M
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U.S. imports of Iron and steel containers, less than 300l capacity decreased 15.80 percent through December 2019 to $540.58 million

U.S. imports of Iron and steel containers, less than 300l capacity decreased 15.80 percent from $642.03 million to $540.58 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 470 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 442 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 December 2019 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 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full 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.

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas fell 5.34 percent to $144.08 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 35.91 percent to $51.16 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 29.28 percent to $35.39 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 83.73 percent to $33.16 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 15.04 percent to $26.45 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 decreased $30.27 million, 13.8 percent, (34.97 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $57.66 million, 31.87 percent, (22.8 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $8.79 million, 10.21 percent, (14.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada decreased $2.11 million, 4.05 percent, (9.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Taiwan decreased $2.3 million, 10.53 percent, (3.61 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 84.93 percent of all these Iron and steel containers, less than 300l capacity imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $459.11 million of the $540.58 million total.

All totaled, 53.69 percent of all these Iron and steel containers, less than 300l capacity imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $290.24 million of the $540.58 million total.