Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Imports: Misc. iron and steel articles

Misc. iron and steel articles, the No. 91 import by value totaled $402.01 million for the month of February, $846.78 million through February of 2020, and $5.41 billion for all of 2019, 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$262.03 M
2Mexico$156.48 M
3Canada$110.95 M
4Germany$39.27 M
5Japan$28.78 M
6India$26.7 M
7Taiwan$25.91 M
8South Korea$21.9 M
9United Kingdom$20.95 M
10The Netherlands$18.81 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $846.78 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $105,021,487
2Port Laredo $72,319,343
3Port of Newark $63,720,941
4Port of Houston $56,028,255
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $42,147,451
6Port of Charleston $37,876,605
7Port of Long Beach $37,188,320
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $35,364,885
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $27,054,798
10Port of Virginia $26,350,422

U.S. imports of Misc. iron and steel articles decreased 7.41 percent through February to $846.78 million

U.S. imports of Misc. iron and steel articles decreased 7.41 percent from $914.54 million to $846.78 million through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 91 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 85 for the last full year with a total value of $5.41 billion, a $11.92 million, 0.22 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through February 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 Laredo, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $262,031,333
2Mexico $156,480,246
3Canada $110,949,565
4Germany $39,274,407
5Japan $28,781,464
6India $26,699,310
7Taiwan $25,906,026
8South Korea $21,896,868
9United Kingdom $20,945,550
10The Netherlands $18,807,872

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $52,370,896
2Houston $38,593,863
3Los Angeles $37,813,946
4Chicago $29,946,285
5New York City $27,339,923
6Detroit $26,969,012
7Cleveland $20,865,629
8Charleston $18,396,037
9Atlanta/Savannah $17,568,634
10New Orleans $15,059,160

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 Los Angeles fell 21.3 percent compared to last year to $105.02 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 1.07 percent compared to last year to $72.32 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 13.57 percent compared to last year to $63.72 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 10.71 percent compared to last year to $56.03 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 0.86 percent compared to last year to $42.15 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 $74.96 million, 22.24 percent, (30.94 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $8.51 million, 5.75 percent, (18.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $2.81 million, 2.6 percent, (13.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $6 million, 13.25 percent, (4.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $340,900, 1.17 percent, (3.4 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 70.56 percent of all these Misc. iron and steel articles imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $597.52 million of the $846.78 million total.

All totaled, 40.06 percent of all these Misc. iron and steel articles imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $339.24 million of the $846.78 million total