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

Imports: Misc. steel bars

Misc. steel bars, the No. 373 import by value totaled $64.45 million for the month of December, $883.21 million through December of 2018, and $855.71 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
1China$162.82 M
2Canada$147.94 M
3Sweden$74.64 M
4United Kingdom$51.32 M
5Germany$44.95 M
6South Korea$44.58 M
7Japan$40.9 M
8Brazil$38.38 M
9Italy$34.54 M
10Austria$33.7 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $883.21 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $159,186,121
2Port of Newark $77,928,223
3Port of New Orleans $63,917,804
4Port of Virginia $63,044,430
5Chicago O’Hare International Airport $58,441,589
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $50,132,364
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $43,232,967
8International Falls, Minn. $41,842,582
9Port of Los Angeles $37,272,330
10Port of Chester, Penn. $31,837,609

U.S. imports of Misc. steel bars increased 3.21 percent through December to $883.21 million

U.S. imports of Misc. steel bars increased 3.21 percent from $855.71 million to $883.21 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 373 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 359 for the last full year with a total value of $855.71 million, a $222.61 million, 35.16 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Sweden, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Sweden and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $162,819,434
2Canada $147,935,334
3Sweden $74,643,214
4United Kingdom $51,320,401
5Germany $44,954,262
6South Korea $44,584,693
7Japan $40,903,673
8Brazil $38,377,474
9Italy $34,543,862
10Austria $33,695,235

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $56,827,199
2Chicago $24,169,318
3New Orleans $19,616,844
4Philadelphia $17,412,846
5Detroit $17,203,763
6New York City $14,044,675
7Duluth, Minn. $10,734,917
8Cleveland $9,628,034
9Baltimore $9,130,079
10Norfolk $6,728,140

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 11.14 percent compared to last year to $159.19 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 1.25 percent compared to last year to $77.93 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 30.31 percent compared to last year to $63.92 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 19.58 percent compared to last year to $63.04 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 17.37 percent compared to last year to $58.44 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 $37.06 million, 29.46 percent, (18.44 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $31.15 million, 17.4 percent, (16.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Sweden increased $18.02 million, 31.82 percent, (8.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom decreased $6.24 million, 10.84 percent, (5.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $2.05 million, 4.36 percent, (5.09 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 54.54 percent of all these Misc. steel bars imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $481.67 million of the $883.21 million total.

All totaled, 47.84 percent of all these Misc. steel bars imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $422.52 million of the $883.21 million total