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

Imports: Iron and steel pipes and tubing

Iron and steel pipes and tubing, the No. 119 import by value totaled $224.46 million for the month of October, $3.11 billion through October of 2018, and $4.17 billion 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
1South Korea$737.36 M
2Canada$729.28 M
3Mexico$333.48 M
4Taiwan$303.19 M
5India$108.46 M
6Vietnam$93.59 M
7Italy$84.86 M
8Turkey$80.47 M
9Germany$79.4 M
10Thailand$71.7 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.11 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $1,206,420,452
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $327,644,946
3Port Laredo $246,976,686
4Port of Los Angeles $214,988,521
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $161,139,030
6Port of Newark $113,780,388
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $109,828,854
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $58,527,351
9Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $48,816,515
10Port of Virginia $46,015,092

U.S. imports of Iron and steel pipes and tubing decreased 13.22 percent through October to $3.11 billion

U.S. imports of Iron and steel pipes and tubing decreased 13.22 percent from $3.58 billion to $3.11 billion through the first 10 months of 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 119 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 103 for the last full year with a total value of $4.17 billion, a $1.82 billion, 77.24 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Turkey. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1South Korea $737,359,119
2Canada $729,275,812
3Mexico $333,484,877
4Taiwan $303,186,861
5India $108,463,184
6Vietnam $93,594,245
7Italy $84,861,774
8Turkey $80,470,611
9Germany $79,403,204
10Thailand $71,701,308

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $331,325,987
2Detroit $107,270,226
3Laredo $81,043,651
4Los Angeles $39,812,156
5Buffalo $31,131,332
6Chicago $18,292,258
7New York City $13,741,883
8Jacksonville/Tampa $11,983,978
9Seattle $10,331,354
10Ogdensburg, N.Y. $10,039,017

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston fell 20.99 percent compared to last year to $1.21 billion.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 1.11 percent compared to last year to $327.64 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 8.38 percent compared to last year to $246.98 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 13.51 percent compared to last year to $214.99 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 11.31 percent compared to last year to $161.14 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 South Korea decreased $384.45 million, 34.27 percent, (23.71 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $33.71 million, 4.42 percent, (23.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $13.86 million, 3.99 percent, (10.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Taiwan increased $50.47 million, 19.97 percent, (9.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 India increased $19.39 million, 21.76 percent, (3.49 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 71.13 percent of all these Iron and steel pipes and tubing imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $2.21 billion of the $3.11 billion total.

All totaled, 69.37 percent of all these Iron and steel pipes and tubing imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $2.16 billion of the $3.11 billion total