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

Imports: Misc. iron or steel structures and parts

Misc. iron or steel structures and parts, the No. 105 import by value totaled $350.61 million for the month of December, $4.37 billion through December of 2018, and $4.03 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$1.32 B
2Canada$1.07 B
3Mexico$713.42 M
4South Korea$164.59 M
5Germany$160.61 M
6Taiwan$106.65 M
7Spain$92.5 M
8Italy$75.89 M
9Indonesia$67 M
10Austria$65.06 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $4.37 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $482,005,774
2Port Laredo $458,116,726
3Port of Houston $313,687,715
4Port of Newark $288,915,660
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $206,685,128
6Port of Long Beach $182,048,277
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $179,247,630
8Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $140,333,717
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $140,279,647
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $139,865,099

U.S. imports of Misc. iron or steel structures and parts increased 8.48 percent through December to $4.37 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. iron or steel structures and parts increased 8.48 percent from $4.03 billion to $4.37 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 105 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 107 for the last full year with a total value of $4.03 billion, a $161.47 million, 3.85 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $1,315,595,365
2Canada $1,071,776,562
3Mexico $713,415,212
4South Korea $164,586,906
5Germany $160,613,072
6Taiwan $106,650,770
7Spain $92,495,518
8Italy $75,888,884
9Indonesia $66,999,963
10Austria $65,060,296

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $112,871,197
2Houston $112,596,761
3Laredo $108,454,411
4Detroit $70,694,097
5New York City $67,875,177
6Buffalo $51,851,979
7Ogdensburg, N.Y. $45,967,507
8Seattle $44,122,544
9San Diego $38,325,860
10Atlanta/Savannah $35,889,530

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 5.34 percent compared to last year to $482.01 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 55.59 percent compared to last year to $458.12 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 5.93 percent compared to last year to $313.69 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 9.19 percent compared to last year to $288.92 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 7.34 percent compared to last year to $206.69 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 $141.11 million, 12.01 percent, (30.09 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $128.29 million, 13.6 percent, (24.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $209.68 million, 41.62 percent, (16.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Korea decreased $13.33 million, 7.49 percent, (3.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $1.5 million, 0.92 percent, (3.67 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 78.36 percent of all these Misc. iron or steel structures and parts imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $3.43 billion of the $4.37 billion total.

All totaled, 40.02 percent of all these Misc. iron or steel structures and parts imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $1.75 billion of the $4.37 billion total