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

Imports: Wire of iron, nonalloy steel

Wire of iron, nonalloy steel, the No. 461 import by value totaled $40.03 million for the month of December, $585.2 million through December of 2018, and $587.82 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
1Canada$168.86 M
2China$112.45 M
3Mexico$109.42 M
4Japan$42.09 M
5South Korea$32.68 M
6Germany$26.12 M
7Vietnam$13.42 M
8Taiwan$8.41 M
9France$7.67 M
10Belgium$6.48 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $585.2 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $92,135,815
2Port of Los Angeles $64,731,040
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $45,614,822
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $45,232,422
5Port of Newark $43,579,880
6Port of Long Beach $32,427,494
7Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $27,381,060
8Port of Houston $23,955,642
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $21,880,917
10Highgate Springs Alburg, Vt. $21,031,734

U.S. imports of Wire of iron, nonalloy steel decreased 0.45 percent through December to $585.2 million

U.S. imports of Wire of iron, nonalloy steel decreased 0.45 percent from $587.82 million to $585.2 million 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 461 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 443 for the last full year with a total value of $587.82 million, a $13.2 million, 2.30 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $168,864,717
2China $112,453,216
3Mexico $109,416,646
4Japan $42,089,270
5South Korea $32,681,757
6Germany $26,115,586
7Vietnam $13,421,188
8Taiwan $8,409,605
9France $7,665,113
10Belgium $6,475,102

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $25,961,248
2Detroit $22,086,790
3Chicago $15,237,518
4Los Angeles $11,665,679
5Seattle $9,658,270
6New York City $9,577,853
7Ogdensburg, N.Y. $6,259,916
8Houston $5,234,446
9Atlanta/Savannah $5,216,761
10Charleston $5,038,121

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 13.06 percent compared to last year to $92.14 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 7.42 percent compared to last year to $64.73 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 19.68 percent compared to last year to $45.61 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 35.41 percent compared to last year to $45.23 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 3.82 percent compared to last year to $43.58 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 Canada decreased $6.63 million, 3.78 percent, (28.86 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China increased $11.34 million, 11.22 percent, (19.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $16.15 million, 12.86 percent, (18.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan increased $1.15 million, 2.81 percent, (7.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Korea increased $2.34 million, 7.7 percent, (5.58 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.55 percent of all these Wire 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 $465.51 million of the $585.2 million total.

All totaled, 49.78 percent of all these Wire 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 $291.29 million of the $585.2 million total