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

Imports: Seamless iron tubes and pipes

Seamless iron tubes and pipes, the No. 123 import by value totaled $217.9 million for the month of February, $575.8 million through February 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$83.77 M
2Japan$47.32 M
3Russia$47.2 M
4Spain$44.1 M
5China$44.04 M
6Germany$41.33 M
7Austria$37.78 M
8Saudi Arabia$33.56 M
9Thailand$29.3 M
10Ukraine$21.39 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $575.8 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $432,113,568
2Port of Los Angeles $15,013,586
3Port of New Orleans $12,737,351
4Port of Newark $12,642,457
5Port of Freeport, Texas $12,516,454
6Port of Philadelphia $8,707,682
7Port Laredo $7,061,299
8Port of Long Beach $6,766,245
9Port of Virginia $5,726,016
10El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $5,709,998

U.S. imports of Seamless iron tubes and pipes decreased 10.68 percent through February to $575.8 million

U.S. imports of Seamless iron tubes and pipes decreased 10.68 percent from $644.67 million to $575.8 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 123 through February 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 February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Russia, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Freeport, Texas.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Argentina, No. 4 China and No. 5 Germany. 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $83,774,537
2Japan $47,319,921
3Russia $47,202,603
4Spain $44,095,264
5China $44,036,620
6Germany $41,333,667
7Austria $37,782,313
8Saudi Arabia $33,562,184
9Thailand $29,302,120
10Ukraine $21,393,176

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston fell 10.26 percent compared to last year to $432.11 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 22.16 percent compared to last year to $15.01 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 87.84 percent compared to last year to $12.74 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 8.54 percent compared to last year to $12.64 million.
  • Port of Freeport, Texas fell 25.48 percent compared to last year to $12.52 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 $31.09 million, 27.07 percent, (14.55 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Japan decreased $24.2 million, 33.83 percent, (8.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Russia increased $25.1 million, 113.61 percent, (8.2 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Spain increased $11.83 million, 36.68 percent, (7.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 China decreased $423,587, 0.95 percent, (7.65 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 46.27 percent of all these Seamless iron tubes and pipes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $266.43 million of the $575.8 million total.

All totaled, 84.23 percent of all these Seamless iron tubes and pipes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $485.02 million of the $575.8 million total