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

Imports: Misc. iron and steel articles

Misc. iron and steel articles, the No. 89 import by value totaled $491.49 million for the month of December, $5.43 billion through December of 2018, and $4.72 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
1China$2.11 B
2Mexico$841.36 M
3Canada$646.14 M
4Germany$271.02 M
5Japan$165.13 M
6Taiwan$163.82 M
7Italy$158.63 M
8India$133.05 M
9South Korea$122.44 M
10United Kingdom$111.59 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $5.43 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $800,350,114
2Port of Newark $431,085,699
3Port Laredo $386,758,713
4Port of Houston $365,539,562
5Port of Long Beach $310,217,771
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $258,388,363
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $225,504,315
8Port of Charleston $208,320,421
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $184,127,876
10Port of Virginia $152,893,087

U.S. imports of Misc. iron and steel articles increased 15.01 percent through December to $5.43 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. iron and steel articles increased 15.01 percent from $4.72 billion to $5.43 billion in 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 89 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 97 for the last full year with a total value of $4.72 billion, a $415.13 million, 9.65 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December 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 of Newark, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

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 Long Beach and No. 5 Port of Houston.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $2,114,094,996
2Mexico $841,360,779
3Canada $646,141,596
4Germany $271,019,532
5Japan $165,129,437
6Taiwan $163,824,531
7Italy $158,625,462
8India $133,049,358
9South Korea $122,443,208
10United Kingdom $111,586,513

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $147,889,504
2Los Angeles $145,748,042
3Detroit $100,532,858
4Houston $94,370,473
5New York City $92,145,103
6Chicago $91,996,545
7Cleveland $58,246,017
8Atlanta/Savannah $57,511,343
9Charleston $53,379,706
10New Orleans $52,811,494

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 13.42 percent compared to last year to $800.35 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 10.92 percent compared to last year to $431.09 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 6.5 percent compared to last year to $386.76 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 59.08 percent compared to last year to $365.54 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 22.74 percent compared to last year to $310.22 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 China increased $391.57 million, 22.73 percent, (38.96 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $40.64 million, 5.08 percent, (15.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $95.91 million, 17.43 percent, (11.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $58.76 million, 27.69 percent, (4.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $9.7 million, 5.55 percent, (3.04 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 74.41 percent of all these Misc. iron and steel articles imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $4.04 billion of the $5.43 billion total.

All totaled, 42.27 percent of all these Misc. iron and steel articles imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $2.29 billion of the $5.43 billion total