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

Imports: Steel ingots

Steel ingots, the No. 248 import by value totaled $128.13 million for the month of May, $533.66 million through May of 2020, and $1.4 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
1Brazil$201.82 M
2Mexico$127.24 M
3Russia$94.68 M
4Romania$88.89 M
5Italy$6.98 M
6Canada$6.28 M
7Germany$4.21 M
8United Kingdom$2.34 M
9France$598,098
10Japan$274,940
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U.S. imports of Steel ingots decreased 13.08 percent through May to $533.66 million

U.S. imports of Steel ingots decreased 13.08 percent from $613.94 million to $533.66 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 248 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 248 for the last full year with a total value of $1.4 billion, a $244.33 million, 21.23 percent increase from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Russia, No. 4 Romania and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 2 Port of Vancouver, Wash., No. 3 Port of Freeport, Texas, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Eastport, Idaho.

In the last previous full 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 New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Eastport, Idaho.

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 Mobile, Ala. fell 27.81 percent compared to last year to $293.96 million.
  • Port of Vancouver, Wash. rose 152.86 percent compared to last year to $112.34 million.
  • Port of Freeport, Texas rose 28.17 percent compared to last year to $108.86 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 60.78 percent compared to last year to $2.76 million.
  • Port of Eastport, Idaho fell 76.08 percent compared to last year to $1.94 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 decreased $160.43 million, 44.29 percent, (37.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $9.35 million, 7.94 percent, (23.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Russia increased $60.16 million, 174.3 percent, (17.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Romania increased $44.15 million, 98.68 percent, (16.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy decreased $29.78 million, 81.01 percent, (1.31 percent market share).

All totaled, 97.37 percent of all these Steel ingots imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $519.61 million of the $533.66 million total.

All totaled, 97.41 percent of all these Steel ingots imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $519.85 million of the $533.66 million total