Current data is through December 2019.

Imports: Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes

Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes, the No. 331 import by value totaled $50.89 million for the month of December, $1.02 billion through December 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

RankCountry2019
1Canada$235.03 M
2Mexico$141.23 M
3South Korea$135.61 M
4Germany$131 M
5Japan$76.11 M
6Greece$73.8 M
7India$60.27 M
8Turkey$50.66 M
9United Kingdom$46.62 M
10Malaysia$17.55 M
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U.S. imports of Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes decreased 17.07 percent through December 2019 to $1.02 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes decreased 17.07 percent from $1.23 billion to $1.02 billion in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 331 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 294 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 December 2019 the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D., No. 3 Port of Morgan City, La., No. 4 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Greece, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Germany. 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..

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 12.41 percent to $385.62 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. fell 22.48 percent to $203 million.
  • Port of Morgan City, La. rose 129.15 percent to $81.95 million.
  • Port of Corpus Christi, Texas fell 74.73 percent to $72.57 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 99.39 percent to $43.36 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 $145.8 million, 38.28 percent, (23.08 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $13.98 million, 10.99 percent, (13.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 South Korea increased $7.15 million, 5.57 percent, (13.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $4.47 million, 3.53 percent, (12.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $24.6 million, 47.76 percent, (7.47 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 70.6 percent of all these Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $718.97 million of the $1.02 billion total.

All totaled, 77.23 percent of all these Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $786.49 million of the $1.02 billion total.