Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Imports: Pig iron

Pig iron, the No. 197 import by value totaled $171.21 million for the month of May, $746.53 million through May of 2020, and $1.77 billion for all of 2019, 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
1Russia$330.18 M
2Ukraine$230.62 M
3Brazil$163.64 M
4South Africa$11.66 M
5Canada$10.06 M
6Germany$218,025
7Vietnam$81,615
8Denmark$62,316
9China$4,290
10Jamaica$3,200
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U.S. imports of Pig iron decreased 15.87 percent through May to $746.53 million

U.S. imports of Pig iron decreased 15.87 percent from $887.37 million to $746.53 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 197 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 192 for the last full year with a total value of $1.77 billion, a $585.43 million, 24.85 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Russia, No. 2 Ukraine, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 South Africa and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish and No. 5 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Russia, No. 2 Brazil, No. 3 Ukraine, No. 4 South Africa and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 3 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 4 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. and No. 5 Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans fell 20.76 percent compared to last year to $241.12 million.
  • Port of Mobile, Ala. fell 15.04 percent compared to last year to $178.03 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 56.93 percent compared to last year to $122.04 million.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 19.85 percent compared to last year to $111.31 million.
  • Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. fell 32.16 percent compared to last year to $42.53 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 Russia decreased $69.81 million, 17.45 percent, (44.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Ukraine increased $13.39 million, 6.17 percent, (30.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Brazil decreased $57.01 million, 25.84 percent, (21.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Africa decreased $14.21 million, 54.93 percent, (1.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Canada increased $4.94 million, 96.49 percent, (1.35 percent market share).

All totaled, 99.95 percent of all these Pig iron imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $746.17 million of the $746.53 million total.

All totaled, 93.1 percent of all these Pig iron imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $695.03 million of the $746.53 million total