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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through March 2019.

Imports: Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes

Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes, the No. 235 import by value totaled $101.37 million for the month of March, $386.5 million through March 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

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$120.61 M
2Turkey$44.13 M
3South Korea$39.79 M
4Mexico$39.01 M
5Germany$38.38 M
6Greece$29.01 M
7Japan$21.86 M
8India$19.7 M
9United Kingdom$14.19 M
10Malaysia$4.14 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $386.5 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $110,428,473
2Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $91,048,412
3Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $72,570,890
4International Falls, Minn. $26,400,714
5Port of Morgan City, La. $22,003,372
6Port of Portland, Ore. $19,692,125
7Port of New Orleans $11,005,217
8Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $10,566,531
9Port of Los Angeles $4,453,869
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $4,049,033

U.S. imports of Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes increased 88.19 percent through March to $386.5 million

U.S. imports of Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes increased 88.19 percent from $205.38 million to $386.5 million through the first three months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 235 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 380 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 March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Turkey, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D., No. 3 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, No. 4 International Falls, Minn. and No. 5 Port of Morgan City, La..

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

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $120,610,331
2Turkey $44,128,580
3South Korea $39,788,805
4Mexico $39,008,896
5Germany $38,379,692
6Greece $29,012,075
7Japan $21,860,408
8India $19,699,795
9United Kingdom $14,192,785
10Malaysia $4,143,155

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $226,721,786
2Pembina, N.D. $119,524,869
3New Orleans $34,993,075
4Dallas $24,755,283
5Laredo $18,879,749
6Duluth, Minn. $14,103,313
7Los Angeles $5,086,640
8Baltimore $4,759,692
9Buffalo $4,091,492
10San Diego $2,177,802

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston rose 80.71 percent compared to last year to $110.43 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. rose 44.57 percent compared to last year to $91.05 million.
  • Port of Corpus Christi, Texas rose 70.44 percent compared to last year to $72.57 million.
  • International Falls, Minn. rose 100770 percent compared to last year to $26.4 million.
  • Port of Morgan City, La. totaled $22 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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 $48.97 million, 68.34 percent, (31.21 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Turkey increased $41.03 million, 1326.36 percent, (11.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 South Korea increased $621,955, 1.59 percent, (10.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $32.43 million, 492.65 percent, (10.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $15.64 million, 68.76 percent, (9.93 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 72.94 percent of all these Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $281.92 million of the $386.5 million total.

All totaled, 83.43 percent of all these Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $322.45 million of the $386.5 million total