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

Imports: Misc. cast articles of iron, steel

Misc. cast articles of iron, steel, the No. 485 import by value totaled $48.24 million for the month of October, $424.62 million through October of 2018, and $460.87 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
1China$176.71 M
2India$114.15 M
3Mexico$48.36 M
4Canada$24.48 M
5Germany$10.89 M
6United Kingdom$7.19 M
7Brazil$5.26 M
8Taiwan$4.94 M
9South Korea$4.46 M
10Spain$4.16 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $424.62 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $67,473,924
2Port of Los Angeles $57,413,938
3Port Laredo $43,533,014
4Port of Houston $39,469,130
5Port of Long Beach $26,911,149
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $23,755,328
7Port of Virginia $19,589,055
8Port of Oakland, Calif. $17,735,244
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $17,078,958
10Port of Seattle, Wash. $11,873,517

U.S. imports of Misc. cast articles of iron, steel increased 11.28 percent through October to $424.62 million

U.S. imports of Misc. cast articles of iron, steel increased 11.28 percent from $381.59 million to $424.62 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 485 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 484 for the last full year with a total value of $460.87 million, a $42.77 million, 10.23 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 India, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 India, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $176,708,817
2India $114,149,348
3Mexico $48,363,162
4Canada $24,478,323
5Germany $10,891,401
6United Kingdom $7,189,784
7Brazil $5,264,522
8Taiwan $4,936,299
9South Korea $4,457,681
10Spain $4,164,759

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Chicago $9,319,500
2Houston $9,317,988
3Laredo $9,147,453
4Los Angeles $7,875,925
5New York City $7,650,408
6Atlanta/Savannah $6,528,908
7New Orleans $4,002,863
8San Francisco $2,850,404
9Norfolk $2,600,399
10Cleveland $2,572,981

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 of Newark rose 23.73 percent compared to last year to $67.47 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 21.44 percent compared to last year to $57.41 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 4.23 percent compared to last year to $43.53 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 4.73 percent compared to last year to $39.47 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 18.58 percent compared to last year to $26.91 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 $24.48 million, 16.08 percent, (41.62 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 India increased $9.22 million, 8.78 percent, (26.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $2.56 million, 5.58 percent, (11.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada decreased $115,609, 0.47 percent, (5.76 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $3.91 million, 55.91 percent, (2.56 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.22 percent of all these Misc. cast articles of iron, steel imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $374.59 million of the $424.62 million total.

All totaled, 55.3 percent of all these Misc. cast articles of iron, steel imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $234.8 million of the $424.62 million total