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

Imports: Iron and steel pipes and tubing

Iron and steel pipes and tubing, the No. 118 import by value totaled $226.72 million for the month of February, $595 million through February 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$174.91 M
2Canada$77.86 M
3Taiwan$71.17 M
4Mexico$47.44 M
5Germany$20.56 M
6India$20.36 M
7Japan$19.46 M
8Thailand$17.23 M
9Russia$16.96 M
10Italy$16.72 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $595 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $317,713,173
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $40,379,836
3Port of Los Angeles $38,614,066
4Port Laredo $35,459,630
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $21,995,137
6Port of Newark $17,080,320
7Port of Philadelphia $10,407,717
8Port of Long Beach $10,051,170
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $9,979,127
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $8,795,781

U.S. imports of Iron and steel pipes and tubing decreased 19.24 percent through February to $595 million

U.S. imports of Iron and steel pipes and tubing decreased 19.24 percent from $736.78 million to $595 million through the first two 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 118 through February 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 $3.52 billion, a $654.37 million, 15.68 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Germany. 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1South Korea $174,913,603
2Canada $77,856,730
3Taiwan $71,169,984
4Mexico $47,443,339
5Germany $20,555,899
6India $20,362,927
7Japan $19,459,403
8Thailand $17,230,238
9Russia $16,959,099
10Italy $16,716,161

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston fell 1.86 percent compared to last year to $317.71 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 43.47 percent compared to last year to $40.38 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 11.92 percent compared to last year to $38.61 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 45.49 percent compared to last year to $35.46 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 31.61 percent compared to last year to $22 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 $68.61 million, 28.17 percent, (29.4 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $77.99 million, 50.04 percent, (13.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Taiwan increased $11.83 million, 19.93 percent, (11.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico decreased $34 million, 41.74 percent, (7.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $10.13 million, 97.15 percent, (3.45 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 65.87 percent of all these Iron and steel pipes and tubing imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $391.94 million of the $595 million total.

All totaled, 76.33 percent of all these Iron and steel pipes and tubing imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $454.16 million of the $595 million total