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

Imports: Misc. stainless steel bars, rods

Misc. stainless steel bars, rods, the No. 448 import by value totaled $46.02 million for the month of December, $618.84 million through December of 2018, and $621.87 million 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
1Italy$211.66 M
2Taiwan$99.37 M
3Germany$75.85 M
4India$45.34 M
5Portugal$38.93 M
6Austria$33.8 M
7Sweden$28.45 M
8United Kingdom$16.89 M
9France$16.06 M
10Ukraine$10.12 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $618.84 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $159,318,037
2Port of Houston $144,674,439
3Port of Virginia $81,856,756
4Port of Los Angeles $73,527,864
5Chicago O’Hare International Airport $28,847,073
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $27,847,163
7Port of Charleston $19,175,550
8Port of Long Beach $12,232,655
9Port of New York $7,960,292
10Port of Tacoma, Wash. $7,702,590

U.S. imports of Misc. stainless steel bars, rods decreased 0.49 percent through December to $618.84 million

U.S. imports of Misc. stainless steel bars, rods decreased 0.49 percent from $621.87 million to $618.84 million 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 448 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 434 for the last full year with a total value of $621.87 million, a $162.59 million, 35.40 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Italy, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 India and No. 5 Portugal. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Italy, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 India and No. 5 Austria. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Italy $211,663,162
2Taiwan $99,369,657
3Germany $75,845,646
4India $45,343,646
5Portugal $38,931,744
6Austria $33,795,616
7Sweden $28,447,515
8United Kingdom $16,890,758
9France $16,055,431
10Ukraine $10,116,563

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $42,586,637
2Chicago $30,878,627
3New York City $26,158,267
4Los Angeles $15,462,651
5Norfolk $8,916,768
6Atlanta/Savannah $7,622,095
7Cleveland $5,378,655
8Detroit $5,056,420
9Charleston $4,527,356
10Seattle $2,365,706

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark fell 5.33 percent compared to last year to $159.32 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 10.87 percent compared to last year to $144.67 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 5.48 percent compared to last year to $81.86 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 14.2 percent compared to last year to $73.53 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 3.23 percent compared to last year to $28.85 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 Italy decreased $3.29 million, 1.53 percent, (34.2 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Taiwan increased $4.73 million, 4.99 percent, (16.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany increased $11.39 million, 17.67 percent, (12.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 India decreased $7.81 million, 14.7 percent, (7.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Portugal increased $6.01 million, 18.24 percent, (6.29 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 76.14 percent of all these Misc. stainless steel bars, rods imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $471.15 million of the $618.84 million total.

All totaled, 78.89 percent of all these Misc. stainless steel bars, rods imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $488.22 million of the $618.84 million total