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

Imports: Iron and steel pipes and tubing

Iron and steel pipes and tubing, the No. 134 import by value totaled $255.01 million for the month of August, $2.19 billion through August of 2019, and $3.52 billion 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
1South Korea$548.64 M
2Canada$377.86 M
3Taiwan$233.06 M
4Mexico$207.23 M
5Vietnam$88.74 M
6India$75.73 M
7Thailand$68.31 M
8Italy$58.5 M
9Japan$56.2 M
10Russia$55.57 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.19 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $1,014,241,491
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $179,583,008
3Port of Los Angeles $150,719,028
4Port Laredo $141,872,528
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $91,616,393
6Port of Newark $71,616,978
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $64,891,023
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $37,068,784
9Port of Long Beach $36,842,477
10Port of Virginia $31,434,391

U.S. imports of Iron and steel pipes and tubing decreased 18.32 percent through August to $2.19 billion

U.S. imports of Iron and steel pipes and tubing decreased 18.32 percent from $2.68 billion to $2.19 billion through the first eight 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 134 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 110 for the last full year with a total value of $3.52 billion, a $654.37 million, 15.68 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

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

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1South Korea $548,642,248
2Canada $377,855,241
3Taiwan $233,064,489
4Mexico $207,227,399
5Vietnam $88,735,625
6India $75,732,111
7Thailand $68,307,098
8Italy $58,496,320
9Japan $56,197,320
10Russia $55,568,615

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $505,337,259
2Detroit $169,073,630
3Laredo $118,486,171
4Los Angeles $69,632,523
5Buffalo $41,293,138
6Chicago $32,825,002
7New York City $25,258,319
8Seattle $20,528,019
9Jacksonville/Tampa $17,322,301
10New Orleans $16,000,279

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston fell 3.46 percent compared to last year to $1.01 billion.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 35.67 percent compared to last year to $179.58 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 17.11 percent compared to last year to $150.72 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 33.36 percent compared to last year to $141.87 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 32.86 percent compared to last year to $91.62 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 $171.92 million, 23.86 percent, (25.06 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $247.86 million, 39.61 percent, (17.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Taiwan decreased $8.65 million, 3.58 percent, (10.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico decreased $80.11 million, 27.88 percent, (9.47 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Vietnam increased $15.08 million, 20.47 percent, (4.05 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 66.48 percent of all these Iron and steel pipes and tubing imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $1.46 billion of the $2.19 billion total.

All totaled, 72.08 percent of all these Iron and steel pipes and tubing imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $1.58 billion of the $2.19 billion total