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

Imports: Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes

Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes, the No. 536 import by value totaled $28.42 million for the month of March, $86.62 million through March of 2020, and $1.02 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
1South Korea$15.25 M
2Mexico$13.03 M
3China$11.8 M
4Canada$11.44 M
5Japan$9.01 M
6India$7.41 M
7Germany$6.31 M
8United Kingdom$2.86 M
9United Arab Emirates$2.81 M
10Brazil$1.66 M
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January – March 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $86.62 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $39,273,821
2Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $10,959,000
3Port Laredo $9,942,515
4Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $7,793,292
5Eagle Pass $3,657,994
6Port of New Orleans $3,274,898
7Port of Galveston, Texas $2,806,163
8Raymond Border Crossing, Mont. $1,972,040
9Port of Los Angeles $1,779,405
10Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $1,126,894

U.S. imports of Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes decreased 77.59 percent through March to $86.62 million

U.S. imports of Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes decreased 77.59 percent from $386.5 million to $86.62 million through the first three 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 536 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 235 for the last full year with a total value of $1.02 billion, a $209.58 million, 17.07 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Eagle Pass.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Turkey, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D., No. 3 Port of Morgan City, La., No. 4 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

January – March 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1South Korea $15,252,928
2Mexico $13,026,190
3China $11,801,452
4Canada $11,442,001
5Japan $9,011,826
6India $7,408,948
7Germany $6,314,272
8United Kingdom $2,856,484
9United Arab Emirates $2,806,163
10Brazil $1,658,160

January – March 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Houston $20,738,321
2Pembina, N.D. $15,283,260
3New Orleans $5,989,125
4Laredo $4,427,148
5Los Angeles $3,024,100
6Seattle $494,684
7Baltimore $319,533
8San Francisco $235,688
9Norfolk $150,720
10St. Louis $79,070

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Houston fell 64.44 percent compared to last year to $39.27 million.
  • Port of Corpus Christi, Texas fell 84.9 percent compared to last year to $10.96 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 899.19 percent compared to last year to $9.94 million.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. fell 91.44 percent compared to last year to $7.79 million.
  • Eagle Pass fell 65.38 percent compared to last year to $3.66 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 South Korea decreased $24.54 million, 61.67 percent, (17.61 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $25.98 million, 66.61 percent, (15.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China increased $10.4 million, 744.23 percent, (13.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada decreased $109.17 million, 90.51 percent, (13.21 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $12.85 million, 58.78 percent, (10.4 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 69.88 percent of all these Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $60.53 million of the $86.62 million total.

All totaled, 82.69 percent of all these Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $71.63 million of the $86.62 million total