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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through December 2018.

Imports: Semifinished products of Iron, nonalloy steel

Semifinished products of Iron, nonalloy steel, the No. 149 import by value totaled $92.28 million for the month of December, $3.01 billion through December of 2018, and $2.64 billion for all of 2017, 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
1Brazil$1.44 B
2Russia$962.5 M
3Mexico$446.3 M
4Japan$58.85 M
5India$44.81 M
6Canada$35.16 M
7Slovakia$13.92 M
8China$6.46 M
9United Kingdom$4.51 M
10Italy$1.72 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.01 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Mobile, Ala. $827,683,515
2Port of Philadelphia $701,031,876
3Port of Los Angeles $671,395,293
4Port of Vancouver, Wash. $348,571,128
5Port of Houston $205,759,556
6Chicago O’Hare International Airport $115,579,283
7Port of New Orleans $84,719,707
8Highgate Springs Alburg, Vt. $17,906,139
9Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $9,736,615
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $8,961,529

U.S. imports of Semifinished products of Iron, nonalloy steel increased 13.98 percent through December to $3.01 billion

U.S. imports of Semifinished products of Iron, nonalloy steel increased 13.98 percent from $2.64 billion to $3.01 billion in 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 149 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 150 for the last full year with a total value of $2.64 billion, a $1.02 billion, 62.96 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Russia, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 2 Port of Philadelphia, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Vancouver, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Russia, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 2 Port of Philadelphia, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Vancouver, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Brazil $1,437,617,573
2Russia $962,499,752
3Mexico $446,296,873
4Japan $58,854,197
5India $44,810,566
6Canada $35,160,003
7Slovakia $13,919,232
8China $6,459,271
9United Kingdom $4,505,089
10Italy $1,722,583

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Mobile $161,220,005
2Philadelphia $78,110,364
3Los Angeles $69,805,556
4Portland/Columbia-Snake River $66,264,674
5Houston $44,457,459
6St. Albans, Vt. $8,301,262
7New Orleans $2,627,893
8Buffalo $1,819,357
9Baltimore $1,543,774
10Great Falls, Mont. $658,488

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Mobile, Ala. fell 1.17 percent compared to last year to $827.68 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia rose 5.03 percent compared to last year to $701.03 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 28.19 percent compared to last year to $671.4 million.
  • Port of Vancouver, Wash. rose 52.6 percent compared to last year to $348.57 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 47.84 percent compared to last year to $205.76 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 Brazil increased $306.76 million, 27.13 percent, (47.71 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Russia increased $65.33 million, 7.28 percent, (31.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $154.28 million, 52.83 percent, (14.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan decreased $99.57 million, 62.85 percent, (1.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 India increased $8.81 million, 24.47 percent, (1.49 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.9 percent of all these Semifinished products of Iron, nonalloy steel imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $2.95 billion of the $3.01 billion total.

All totaled, 91.4 percent of all these Semifinished products of Iron, nonalloy steel imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $2.75 billion of the $3.01 billion total