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

Imports: Misc. iron and steel articles

Misc. iron and steel articles, the No. 89 import by value totaled $445.07 million for the month of March, $1.36 billion through March of 2019, and $5.43 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
1China$468.95 M
2Mexico$228.84 M
3Canada$167.07 M
4Germany$66.17 M
5Japan$46.09 M
6Taiwan$43.22 M
7Italy$40.89 M
8India$37.77 M
9South Korea$34.67 M
10The Netherlands$33.07 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.36 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $182,396,670
2Port Laredo $114,256,197
3Port of Newark $108,912,363
4Port of Houston $97,118,888
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $68,059,533
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $61,552,299
7Port of Charleston $60,534,349
8Port of Long Beach $56,782,157
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $42,309,775
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $38,338,050

U.S. imports of Misc. iron and steel articles increased 7.49 percent through March to $1.36 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. iron and steel articles increased 7.49 percent from $1.26 billion to $1.36 billion 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 89 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 92 for the last full year with a total value of $5.43 billion, a $708.32 million, 15.01 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

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

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $468,946,292
2Mexico $228,836,079
3Canada $167,071,950
4Germany $66,174,784
5Japan $46,087,910
6Taiwan $43,219,891
7Italy $40,885,669
8India $37,774,368
9South Korea $34,671,321
10The Netherlands $33,073,777

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $197,316,728
2Los Angeles $190,826,456
3Detroit $139,529,402
4Houston $132,409,150
5Chicago $124,245,619
6New York City $120,817,515
7Atlanta/Savannah $79,543,922
8Cleveland $78,578,188
9Charleston $73,273,445
10New Orleans $66,935,130

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 Los Angeles rose 7.59 percent compared to last year to $182.4 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 11.48 percent compared to last year to $114.26 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 0.44 percent compared to last year to $108.91 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 42.82 percent compared to last year to $97.12 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 11.79 percent compared to last year to $68.06 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 $14.8 million, 3.26 percent, (34.49 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $15.09 million, 7.06 percent, (16.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $10.95 million, 7.02 percent, (12.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany decreased $6 million, 8.31 percent, (4.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $1.83 million, 4.15 percent, (3.39 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 71.87 percent of all these Misc. iron and steel articles imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $977.12 million of the $1.36 billion total.

All totaled, 41.98 percent of all these Misc. iron and steel articles imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $570.74 million of the $1.36 billion total