U.S. Fabricated Beam Final Imports
U.S. Fabricated Beam Final Imports: Final fabricated beam imports to the U.S. came in at 53,089 tons in April 2022, decreasing 25% month over month (m/m).
Figure 1 breaks down total fabricated beam imports from January 2019 – April 2022.
Figure 2 charts the largest exporting countries in rank order through April. Mexico was the largest exporter of fabricated beams with 17,285 tons this month (33%). Canada was the second-largest exporter with 13,562 tons. Turkey was the third-largest exporter of fabricated beams to the U.S. with 3,985 tons. Together these three exporters accounted for 66% of total fabricated beam imports.
Figure 3 also charts the largest imports by district of entry to the U.S. in rank order. The Laredo, TX port was the largest receiver of fabricated beams this month, receiving 9,814 tons. St. Albans, VT was second, coming in at 6,642 tons. El Paso, TX was the third-highest receiver with 5,914 tons. Together, these three districts of entry accounted for 42% of total imports.
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