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

Imports: Seamless iron tubes and pipes

Seamless iron tubes and pipes, the No. 137 import by value totaled $224.53 million for the month of August, $2.17 billion through August of 2019, and $3.69 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
1Mexico$305.35 M
2Japan$236.25 M
3Germany$156.74 M
4Russia$153.87 M
5China$142.41 M
6Austria$135.64 M
7Argentina$135.62 M
8Ukraine$134.43 M
9Spain$97.71 M
10Saudi Arabia$85.7 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.17 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $1,635,359,504
2Port of Los Angeles $54,664,352
3Port of Newark $46,220,309
4Port of New Orleans $36,711,241
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $29,401,723
6Port of Philadelphia $27,358,647
7Port of Long Beach $24,132,059
8Port of Morgan City, La. $22,273,434
9Port Laredo $20,222,581
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $20,188,683

U.S. imports of Seamless iron tubes and pipes decreased 18.75 percent through August to $2.17 billion

U.S. imports of Seamless iron tubes and pipes decreased 18.75 percent from $2.68 billion to $2.17 billion through the first eight 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 137 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 111 for the last full year with a total value of $3.69 billion, a $379.58 million, 11.47 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Russia and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Austria, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Argentina. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Freeport, Texas, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Newark.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $305,347,859
2Japan $236,252,267
3Germany $156,736,176
4Russia $153,874,312
5China $142,412,974
6Austria $135,644,122
7Argentina $135,622,976
8Ukraine $134,428,472
9Spain $97,706,484
10Saudi Arabia $85,703,320

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $841,843,016
2Philadelphia $34,398,508
3Los Angeles $27,624,905
4Detroit $26,947,750
5Laredo $23,604,595
6Chicago $22,407,189
7New Orleans $22,178,922
8Baltimore $20,897,824
9New York City $16,835,956
10Seattle $15,132,554

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston fell 18.75 percent compared to last year to $1.64 billion.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 7.78 percent compared to last year to $54.66 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 3.1 percent compared to last year to $46.22 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 68.31 percent compared to last year to $36.71 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 121.55 percent compared to last year to $29.4 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 $177.47 million, 36.76 percent, (14.05 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan decreased $64.81 million, 21.53 percent, (10.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Germany decreased $23.62 million, 13.1 percent, (7.21 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Russia increased $26.73 million, 21.02 percent, (7.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China decreased $10.6 million, 6.93 percent, (6.55 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 45.76 percent of all these Seamless iron tubes and pipes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $994.62 million of the $2.17 billion total.

All totaled, 82.91 percent of all these Seamless iron tubes and pipes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $1.8 billion of the $2.17 billion total