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

Imports: Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes

Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes, the No. 310 import by value totaled $62.86 million for the month of July, $658.62 million through July of 2019, and $1.23 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
1Canada$126.44 M
2Mexico$100.94 M
3South Korea$84.39 M
4Greece$73.8 M
5Germany$67.25 M
6Turkey$46.68 M
7Japan$41.45 M
8India$38.31 M
9United Kingdom$28.46 M
10Malaysia$15.2 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $658.62 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $247,585,254
2Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $96,056,427
3Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $72,570,890
4Port of Morgan City, La. $60,379,498
5International Falls, Minn. $26,400,714
6Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $22,317,763
7Port of Beaumont, Texas $21,636,719
8Port of Vancouver, Wash. $20,242,972
9Port of Portland, Ore. $19,692,125
10Port of New Orleans $19,051,671

U.S. imports of Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes increased 24.90 percent through July to $658.62 million

U.S. imports of Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes increased 24.90 percent from $527.3 million to $658.62 million 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 310 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 367 for the last full year with a total value of $1.23 billion, a $322.66 million, 35.64 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through July of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Greece and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D., No. 3 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, No. 4 Port of Morgan City, La. and No. 5 International Falls, Minn..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Greece, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, No. 3 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D., No. 4 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas and No. 5 Okalhoma City Will Rogers World Airport, Okla..

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $126,435,865
2Mexico $100,936,821
3South Korea $84,385,456
4Greece $73,797,149
5Germany $67,247,007
6Turkey $46,682,929
7Japan $41,445,354
8India $38,308,462
9United Kingdom $28,459,996
10Malaysia $15,202,893

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $226,721,786
2Pembina, N.D. $119,524,869
3New Orleans $34,993,075
4Dallas $24,755,283
5Laredo $18,879,749
6Duluth, Minn. $14,103,313
7Los Angeles $5,086,640
8Baltimore $4,759,692
9Buffalo $4,091,492
10San Diego $2,177,802

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 Houston rose 26.4 percent compared to last year to $247.59 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. fell 24.62 percent compared to last year to $96.06 million.
  • Port of Corpus Christi, Texas fell 24.41 percent compared to last year to $72.57 million.
  • Port of Morgan City, La. rose 1663247 percent compared to last year to $60.38 million.
  • International Falls, Minn. rose 4970.29 percent compared to last year to $26.4 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 Canada decreased $17.27 million, 12.02 percent, (19.2 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $79.01 million, 360.3 percent, (15.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 South Korea decreased $25.7 million, 23.34 percent, (12.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Greece decreased $58.73 million, 44.32 percent, (11.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $1.35 million, 1.97 percent, (10.21 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 68.75 percent of all these Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $452.8 million of the $658.62 million total.

All totaled, 76.37 percent of all these Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $502.99 million of the $658.62 million total