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

Imports: Seamless iron tubes and pipes

Seamless iron tubes and pipes, the No. 177 import by value totaled $169.75 million for the month of May, $845.23 million through May of 2020, and $2.91 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
1Mexico$189.83 M
2Japan$127.05 M
3Germany$81.04 M
4Czech Republic$59.94 M
5Austria$56.99 M
6China$52.45 M
7Spain$31.42 M
8Italy$26.59 M
9South Korea$26.53 M
10Thailand$25.57 M
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U.S. imports of Seamless iron tubes and pipes decreased 39.97 percent through May to $845.23 million

U.S. imports of Seamless iron tubes and pipes decreased 39.97 percent from $1.41 billion to $845.23 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 177 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 126 for the last full year with a total value of $2.91 billion, a $782.08 million, 21.20 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Czech Republic and No. 5 Austria. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Brunswick, Ga., No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Russia, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Philadelphia.

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 Houston fell 48.02 percent compared to last year to $550.98 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 115.5 percent compared to last year to $53.97 million.
  • Port of Brunswick, Ga. rose 8733.23 percent compared to last year to $43.21 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 18.09 percent compared to last year to $24.3 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 29.34 percent compared to last year to $21.73 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 Mexico decreased $20.57 million, 9.78 percent, (22.46 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan decreased $21.6 million, 14.53 percent, (15.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $23 million, 22.1 percent, (9.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Czech Republic increased $19.58 million, 48.51 percent, (7.09 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Austria decreased $39.83 million, 41.14 percent, (6.74 percent market share).

All totaled, 60.91 percent of all these Seamless iron tubes and pipes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $514.86 million of the $845.23 million total.

All totaled, 82.13 percent of all these Seamless iron tubes and pipes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $694.19 million of the $845.23 million total