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

Imports: Steel ingots

Steel ingots, the No. 237 import by value totaled $96.35 million for the month of August, $1.04 billion through August of 2019, and $1.15 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
1Brazil$621.62 M
2Mexico$219.61 M
3Romania$60.43 M
4Italy$54.82 M
5Russia$53.01 M
6Canada$18.71 M
7Japan$7.03 M
8United Kingdom$3.7 M
9Germany$1.82 M
10China$1.22 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.04 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Mobile, Ala. $680,477,067
2Port of Freeport, Texas $150,719,571
3Port of Vancouver, Wash. $91,667,013
4Port of Los Angeles $51,554,488
5Port of New Orleans $16,899,037
6Port of Eastport, Idaho $11,929,153
7Port of Philadelphia $9,623,904
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $6,237,832
9Port of Houston $3,980,634
10Port of Port Arthur, Texas $3,028,999

U.S. imports of Steel ingots increased 46.20 percent through August to $1.04 billion

U.S. imports of Steel ingots increased 46.20 percent from $713.54 million to $1.04 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 237 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 327 for the last full year with a total value of $1.15 billion, a $356.96 million, 44.95 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Romania, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 Russia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 2 Port of Freeport, Texas, No. 3 Port of Vancouver, Wash., No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

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

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Brazil $621,623,949
2Mexico $219,609,393
3Romania $60,429,329
4Italy $54,818,961
5Russia $53,006,582
6Canada $18,713,206
7Japan $7,031,511
8United Kingdom $3,696,571
9Germany $1,815,947
10China $1,219,732

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Mobile $188,288,841
2Houston $20,779,445
3Portland/Columbia-Snake River $12,590,863
4New Orleans $3,302,904
5Great Falls, Mont. $2,596,617
6Detroit $2,512,104
7New York City $2,246,842
8Seattle $1,278,888
9Cleveland $948,033
10Los Angeles $762,565

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 Mobile, Ala. rose 26.58 percent compared to last year to $680.48 million.
  • Port of Freeport, Texas rose 138.33 percent compared to last year to $150.72 million.
  • Port of Vancouver, Wash. rose 338.05 percent compared to last year to $91.67 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 73.47 percent compared to last year to $51.55 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 1109.9 percent compared to last year to $16.9 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 $120.1 million, 23.95 percent, (59.59 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $134.33 million, 157.53 percent, (21.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Romania increased $24.8 million, 69.62 percent, (5.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Italy increased $32.74 million, 148.29 percent, (5.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Russia increased $33.84 million, 176.58 percent, (5.08 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 96.77 percent of all these Steel ingots imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $1.01 billion of the $1.04 billion total.

All totaled, 95.03 percent of all these Steel ingots imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $991.32 million of the $1.04 billion total