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

Imports: Misc. iron and steel articles

Misc. iron and steel articles, the No. 90 import by value totaled $471.46 million for the month of July, $3.24 billion through July of 2019, and $5.43 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
1China$1.1 B
2Mexico$542.94 M
3Canada$402.09 M
4Germany$158.85 M
5Japan$103.34 M
6Taiwan$101.47 M
7Italy$96.71 M
8India$89.55 M
9South Korea$80.55 M
10The Netherlands$73.87 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.24 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $430,875,177
2Port Laredo $272,823,632
3Port of Newark $256,579,147
4Port of Houston $230,991,506
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $161,456,516
6Port of Charleston $140,097,193
7Port of Long Beach $139,403,295
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $139,169,812
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $110,895,547
10Port of Virginia $90,651,779

U.S. imports of Misc. iron and steel articles increased 5.80 percent through July to $3.24 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. iron and steel articles increased 5.80 percent from $3.07 billion to $3.24 billion through the first seven 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 90 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 93 for the last full year with a total value of $5.43 billion, a $708.32 million, 15.01 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through July of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $1,099,865,248
2Mexico $542,939,621
3Canada $402,090,153
4Germany $158,846,956
5Japan $103,338,117
6Taiwan $101,473,298
7Italy $96,705,890
8India $89,545,878
9South Korea $80,545,883
10The Netherlands $73,869,252

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $197,316,728
2Los Angeles $190,826,456
3Detroit $139,529,402
4Houston $132,409,150
5Chicago $124,245,619
6New York City $120,817,515
7Atlanta/Savannah $79,543,922
8Cleveland $78,578,188
9Charleston $73,273,445
10New Orleans $66,935,130

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 1.1 percent compared to last year to $430.88 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 14.3 percent compared to last year to $272.82 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 3.38 percent compared to last year to $256.58 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 18.31 percent compared to last year to $230.99 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 10.71 percent compared to last year to $161.46 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 China decreased $24.76 million, 2.2 percent, (33.9 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $38.77 million, 7.69 percent, (16.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $27.68 million, 7.39 percent, (12.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $6 million, 3.64 percent, (4.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $4.88 million, 4.95 percent, (3.18 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 71.1 percent of all these Misc. iron and steel articles imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $2.31 billion of the $3.24 billion total.

All totaled, 41.69 percent of all these Misc. iron and steel articles imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $1.35 billion of the $3.24 billion total