US Beam Final Imports
U.S. Steel Beam Final Imports: Beam final imports to the U.S. came in at 15,527 tons for September 2020, up significantly since last month. These include: Angles, Shapes and H Sections, Angles, Shapes and I Sections, Angles H Sections Iron and Non-Alloy Steel Hot-rolled, and Other H Sections.
Figure 1 further breaks down total beam final imports from January 2019 – September 2020. When looking at the current year, it shows that beam imports peaked in February 2020 with 40,308 tons of imports reported.
Figure 2 also charts the largest exporting countries to the U.S. through September 2020. South Korea was the largest exporter of beams with 11,593 tons in September (75%); Mexico was the second-largest exporter with 2,364 tons. Canada was the third-largest beams exporter to the U.S. with 966 tons. Together these three exporters accounted for 96% of the total.
Figure 3 also charts the largest imports by district of entry to the U.S. The Los Angeles, CA port was the largest receiver of beams in September, receiving 9,624 tons of the total 15,527. Columbia-Snake, OR was the second-largest receiver coming in at 1,705 tons. Laredo, TX was the third-largest receiver coming in at 1,426 tons. Together, these top three receiving ports collected 82% of all U.S. beam imports.
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