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

Imports: Steel ingots

Steel ingots, the No. 297 import by value totaled $133.81 million for the month of October, $1.01 billion through October of 2018, and $794.06 million 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$671.36 M
2Mexico$138.52 M
3Romania$91.3 M
4Italy$26.35 M
5Russia$23.02 M
6Canada$22.99 M
7United Kingdom$9.76 M
8Japan$8.3 M
9Germany$7.67 M
10Spain$1.64 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.01 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Mobile, Ala. $744,886,001
2Port of Freeport, Texas $126,260,193
3Port of Los Angeles $37,236,643
4Port of Vancouver, Wash. $26,755,648
5Port of Houston $20,608,365
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $9,995,416
7Port of Eastport, Idaho $6,989,877
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $4,761,628
9Port of Newark $4,649,491
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $4,092,555

U.S. imports of Steel ingots increased 48.16 percent through October to $1.01 billion

U.S. imports of Steel ingots increased 48.16 percent from $678.37 million to $1.01 billion through the first 10 months of 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 297 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 372 for the last full year with a total value of $794.06 million, a $193.24 million, 32.16 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October 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 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 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Russia and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Port of Vancouver, Wash., No. 4 Port of Eastport, Idaho and No. 5 Port of Philadelphia.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Brazil $671,355,271
2Mexico $138,515,573
3Romania $91,303,840
4Italy $26,352,831
5Russia $23,023,377
6Canada $22,990,111
7United Kingdom $9,764,063
8Japan $8,302,218
9Germany $7,671,188
10Spain $1,641,172

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Mobile $69,034,443
2Portland/Columbia-Snake River $6,643,196
3Houston $5,612,964
4Detroit $2,353,062
5New York City $1,712,216
6Great Falls, Mont. $1,545,735
7New Orleans $1,393,830
8Cleveland $907,025
9Seattle $578,250
10Philadelphia $421,755

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Mobile, Ala. rose 33.66 percent compared to last year to $744.89 million.
  • Port of Freeport, Texas totaled $126.26 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 2747.65 percent compared to last year to $37.24 million.
  • Port of Vancouver, Wash. rose 21.01 percent compared to last year to $26.76 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 2.16 percent compared to last year to $20.61 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 $174.96 million, 35.25 percent, (66.8 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $58.54 million, 73.19 percent, (13.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Romania increased $90.48 million, 11023 percent, (9.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Italy increased $9.85 million, 59.73 percent, (2.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Russia increased $3.6 million, 18.54 percent, (2.29 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 94.57 percent of all these Steel ingots imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $950.55 million of the $1.01 billion total.

All totaled, 95.09 percent of all these Steel ingots imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $955.75 million of the $1.01 billion total