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

Imports: Pig iron

Pig iron, the No. 196 import by value totaled $104.6 million for the month of February, $337.77 million through February of 2019, and $2.36 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
1Russia$146.76 M
2Ukraine$94.8 M
3Brazil$82.93 M
4South Africa$12.15 M
5Canada$1.04 M
6Denmark$90,315
7Mexico$0
8Costa Rica$0
9Pakistan$0
10India$0
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U.S. imports of Pig iron increased 3.84 percent through February to $337.77 million

U.S. imports of Pig iron increased 3.84 percent from $325.29 million to $337.77 million through the first two 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 196 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 197 for the last full year with a total value of $2.36 billion, a $589.85 million, 33.40 percent increase from the 2017 total.

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

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Russia $146,761,184
2Ukraine $94,803,858
3Brazil $82,927,200
4South Africa $12,145,445
5Canada $1,043,295
6Denmark $90,315
7Latvia $0
8South Korea $0

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $472,572,252
2Mobile $171,811,686
3Charleston $133,504,684
4Wilmington $27,143,899
5Cleveland $8,496,424
6Chicago $6,031,259
7Milwaukee $2,441,721
8Detroit $1,823,701
9Baltimore $1,642,432
10Ogdensburg, N.Y. $306,505

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Mobile, Ala. rose 8.77 percent compared to last year to $101.05 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 13.32 percent compared to last year to $101.03 million.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 2.83 percent compared to last year to $81.83 million.
  • Port of Charleston fell 34.43 percent compared to last year to $29.83 million.
  • Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C. rose 44.04 percent compared to last year to $11.85 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 $19.08 million, 11.5 percent, (43.45 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Ukraine decreased $15.39 million, 13.96 percent, (28.07 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Brazil increased $62.61 million, 308.26 percent, (24.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Africa decreased $1.02 million, 7.73 percent, (3.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Canada decreased $337,455, 24.44 percent, (0.31 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.97 percent of all these Pig iron imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $337.68 million of the $337.77 million total.

All totaled, 96.39 percent of all these Pig iron imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $325.59 million of the $337.77 million total