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

Imports: Scrap iron, steel

Total Imports Compared to the same month a year ago

137.11%

Compared to last month

-6.65%

Total All Imports Compared to the same month a year ago

7.28%

Compared to last month

-3.08%

RankAmong U.S. Imports

259

Rank 2019

274

U.S. imports of Scrap iron, steel totaled $146.01 million in November, a change of 137.11 percent from the same month one year ago. The change from one month ago was -6.65 percent. Among more than 1,260 commodity classifications, Scrap iron, steel ranked No. 259 in November. It had ranked No. 274 for the same month last year.

While Scrap iron, steel ranked No. 259 in November by value, it ranked No. 56 by tonnage. The top three U.S. markets by value for Scrap iron, steel imports in November were (1) Canada, (2) Mexico, and (3) Spain. Among the nation's more than 450 airports, seaports and border crossings, the top three by value were (1) Passenger vehicles, (2) Computers, and (3) Cell phones, related equipment.

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