U.S. Fabricated Beam Final Imports
U.S. Fabricated Beam Final Imports: Final fabricated beam imports to the U.S. came in at 48,235 tons in March 2021, up 49% m/m.
Figure 1 breaks down total fabricated beam imports from January 2019 – March 2021. When looking at the current year, we see that fabricated beam imports reached their peak this month.
Figure 2 also charts the largest exporting countries in rank order through March. Canada was the largest exporter of fabricated beams with 12,527 tons this month (26%). Mexico was the second-largest exporter with 12,049 tons. Turkey was the third-largest exporter of fabricated beams to the U.S. with 11,335 tons. Together these three exporters accounted for 75% of total fabricated beam imports.
Figure 3 also charts the largest imports by district of entry to the US in rank order. The Houston-Galveston, TX port was the largest receiver of fabricated beams this month, receiving 11,414 tons. Laredo, TX was the second-largest district of entry, coming in at 8,685 tons. St. Albans, VT was the third-highest receiver with 6,323 tons. Together these three districts of entry accounted for 55% of the total imports.
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