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

Imports: Steel ingots

Steel ingots, the No. 236 import by value totaled $109.35 million for the month of February, $256.71 million through February 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$142.23 M
2Mexico$43.44 M
3Romania$29.91 M
4Russia$19.75 M
5Italy$18.03 M
6Canada$1.1 M
7Japan$1.05 M
8United Kingdom$466,748
9China$327,891
10Germany$277,210
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $256.71 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Mobile, Ala. $148,927,432
2Port of Freeport, Texas $48,298,338
3Port of Vancouver, Wash. $29,662,641
4Port of New Orleans $11,574,020
5Port of Philadelphia $4,414,406
6Port of Los Angeles $3,607,854
7Port of Port Arthur, Texas $3,028,999
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $2,804,021
9Port of Charleston $1,893,302
10Port of Eastport, Idaho $790,799

U.S. imports of Steel ingots increased 180.44 percent through February to $256.71 million

U.S. imports of Steel ingots increased 180.44 percent from $91.54 million to $256.71 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 236 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 458 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 February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Romania, No. 4 Russia and No. 5 Italy. 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 Philadelphia.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Russia, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 Mexico. 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Brazil $142,227,343
2Mexico $43,442,396
3Romania $29,911,534
4Russia $19,752,691
5Italy $18,026,066
6Canada $1,096,796
7Japan $1,052,082
8United Kingdom $466,748
9China $327,891
10Germany $277,210

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Mobile, Ala. rose 115.73 percent compared to last year to $148.93 million.
  • Port of Freeport, Texas totaled $48.3 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Vancouver, Wash. rose 346.51 percent compared to last year to $29.66 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 730.38 percent compared to last year to $11.57 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia totaled $4.41 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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 $76.7 million, 117.06 percent, (55.4 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $39.4 million, 974.47 percent, (16.92 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Romania increased $29.91 million, 0 percent, (11.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Russia increased $13.45 million, 213.49 percent, (7.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Italy increased $13.58 million, 305.66 percent, (7.02 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.69 percent of all these Steel ingots imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $253.36 million of the $256.71 million total.

All totaled, 94.61 percent of all these Steel ingots imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $242.88 million of the $256.71 million total