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

Imports: Pig iron

Pig iron, the No. 191 import by value totaled $155.79 million for the month of October, $1.86 billion through October of 2018, and $1.77 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
1Russia$988.9 M
2Ukraine$594.85 M
3Brazil$186.05 M
4South Africa$57.14 M
5Latvia$14.23 M
6Canada$11.31 M
7Germany$1.67 M
8Denmark$854,325
9China$28,211
10South Korea$10,909
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.86 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $627,518,643
2Port of New Orleans $420,637,870
3Port of Mobile, Ala. $373,412,030
4Port of Charleston $243,549,231
5Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C. $64,231,514
6Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $42,776,685
7Port of Toledo, Ohio $31,841,036
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $30,252,043
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $5,886,836
10Port of Wilmington, N.C. $4,531,992

U.S. imports of Pig iron increased 22.21 percent through October to $1.86 billion

U.S. imports of Pig iron increased 22.21 percent from $1.52 billion to $1.86 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 191 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 201 for the last full year with a total value of $1.77 billion, a $818.35 million, 86.35 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Russia, No. 2 Ukraine, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 South Africa and No. 5 Latvia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C..

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Russia $988,902,610
2Ukraine $594,848,097
3Brazil $186,052,628
4South Africa $57,139,544
5Latvia $14,228,758
6Canada $11,306,553
7Germany $1,667,979
8Denmark $854,325
9China $28,211
10South Korea $10,909

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $173,361,835
2Mobile $92,906,361
3Charleston $45,491,340
4Wilmington $10,500,553
5Baltimore $1,642,432
6Detroit $1,292,428
7Ogdensburg, N.Y. $32,686
8St. Albans, Vt. $19,646
9Seattle $19,624
10Portland, Maine $16,366

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 Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 40.4 percent compared to last year to $627.52 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 3.35 percent compared to last year to $420.64 million.
  • Port of Mobile, Ala. rose 48.64 percent compared to last year to $373.41 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 13.01 percent compared to last year to $243.55 million.
  • Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C. rose 385.81 percent compared to last year to $64.23 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 increased $144.45 million, 17.11 percent, (53.31 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Ukraine increased $251.27 million, 73.13 percent, (32.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Brazil decreased $66.49 million, 26.33 percent, (10.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Africa increased $19.5 million, 51.79 percent, (3.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Latvia increased $14.23 million, 0 percent, (0.77 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.25 percent of all these Pig iron imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.84 billion of the $1.86 billion total.

All totaled, 93.22 percent of all these Pig iron imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.73 billion of the $1.86 billion total