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

Imports: Misc. iron and steel articles

Misc. iron and steel articles, the No. 91 import by value totaled $489.43 million for the month of October, $4.48 billion through October of 2018, and $4.72 billion 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$1.71 B
2Mexico$715.82 M
3Canada$541.74 M
4Germany$231.24 M
5Taiwan$138.36 M
6Japan$137.79 M
7Italy$131.88 M
8India$111.26 M
9United Kingdom$94.05 M
10South Korea$88.34 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $4.48 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $639,396,429
2Port of Newark $357,864,035
3Port Laredo $330,312,690
4Port of Houston $299,104,440
5Port of Long Beach $265,734,783
6Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $213,291,907
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $183,744,353
8Port of Charleston $173,853,143
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $150,992,132
10Port of Virginia $130,468,214

U.S. imports of Misc. iron and steel articles increased 14.17 percent through October to $4.48 billion

U.S. imports of Misc. iron and steel articles increased 14.17 percent from $3.92 billion to $4.48 billion 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 91 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 96 for the last full year with a total value of $4.72 billion, a $415.13 million, 9.65 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Taiwan. 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.

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 Long Beach and No. 5 Port of Houston.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $1,706,255,224
2Mexico $715,817,976
3Canada $541,741,933
4Germany $231,237,925
5Taiwan $138,358,719
6Japan $137,792,661
7Italy $131,878,154
8India $111,257,242
9United Kingdom $94,053,332
10South Korea $88,335,191

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $103,967,139
2Los Angeles $82,997,367
3Detroit $66,256,710
4Chicago $60,589,203
5New York City $55,734,194
6Houston $52,316,533
7Cleveland $39,285,766
8Atlanta/Savannah $36,651,932
9Charleston $35,671,301
10New Orleans $29,430,169

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 Los Angeles rose 8.33 percent compared to last year to $639.4 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 11.83 percent compared to last year to $357.86 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 10.09 percent compared to last year to $330.31 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 62.99 percent compared to last year to $299.1 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 25.92 percent compared to last year to $265.73 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 $271.03 million, 18.88 percent, (38.1 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $46.16 million, 6.89 percent, (15.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada increased $81.2 million, 17.63 percent, (12.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Germany increased $56.13 million, 32.06 percent, (5.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Taiwan increased $4.98 million, 3.73 percent, (3.09 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 74.43 percent of all these Misc. iron and steel articles imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $3.33 billion of the $4.48 billion total.

All totaled, 42.26 percent of all these Misc. iron and steel articles imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.89 billion of the $4.48 billion total