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

Imports: Misc. alloy steel bars and rods

Misc. alloy steel bars and rods, the No. 521 import by value totaled $43.1 million for the month of October, $352.9 million through October of 2018, and $421.96 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
1Canada$159.31 M
2Japan$157.31 M
3Germany$14.1 M
4Austria$9.03 M
5Sweden$5.52 M
6France$2.36 M
7The Netherlands$2.25 M
8Brazil$1.43 M
9South Korea$1.22 M
10Spain$217,132
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $352.9 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $97,227,098
2Port of New Orleans $59,689,374
3Port of Philadelphia $43,506,527
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $30,727,573
5Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $25,591,254
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $18,318,490
7Port of Virginia $12,549,910
8Port of Newark $11,253,814
9Port of Los Angeles $10,250,029
10Port of Ogdensburg, N.Y. $8,582,426

U.S. imports of Misc. alloy steel bars and rods decreased 2.70 percent through October to $352.9 million

U.S. imports of Misc. alloy steel bars and rods decreased 2.70 percent from $362.7 million to $352.9 million through the first 10 months of 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 521 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 498 for the last full year with a total value of $421.96 million, a $11.63 million, 2.83 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Austria and No. 5 Sweden. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Philadelphia, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Philadelphia, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $159,307,029
2Japan $157,309,747
3Germany $14,097,111
4Austria $9,031,656
5Sweden $5,519,965
6France $2,362,797
7The Netherlands $2,245,581
8Brazil $1,433,759
9South Korea $1,216,236
10Spain $217,132

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $15,996,772
2Philadelphia $9,998,726
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $8,689,314
4New Orleans $8,426,661
5Atlanta/Savannah $7,488,875
6Norfolk $2,678,324
7New York City $2,006,465
8Buffalo $1,626,237
9Chicago $1,535,454
10Los Angeles $1,400,700

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 10.91 percent compared to last year to $97.23 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 29.88 percent compared to last year to $59.69 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia fell 10.71 percent compared to last year to $43.51 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 19.52 percent compared to last year to $30.73 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. rose 48.89 percent compared to last year to $25.59 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 increased $20.21 million, 14.53 percent, (45.14 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan decreased $4.82 million, 2.97 percent, (44.58 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $6.72 million, 32.26 percent, (3.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Austria increased $6.83 million, 309.66 percent, (2.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Sweden increased $448,173, 8.84 percent, (1.56 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.84 percent of all these Misc. alloy steel bars and rods imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $345.27 million of the $352.9 million total.

All totaled, 72.75 percent of all these Misc. alloy steel bars and rods imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $256.74 million of the $352.9 million total