U.S. Fabricated Beam Final Imports

U.S. Fabricated Beam Final Imports: Final fabricated beam imports to the U.S. came in at 65,180 tons in May 2022, increasing 23% month over month (m/m).

Figure 1 breaks down total fabricated beam imports from January 2019 – May 2022.

Figure 2 charts the largest exporting countries in rank order through May. Mexico was the largest exporter of fabricated beams with 16,534 tons this month (25%). Canada was the second-largest exporter with 16,084 tons. India was the third-largest exporter of fabricated beams to the U.S. with 8,602 tons. Together these three exporters accounted for 63% of total fabricated beam imports.

Figure 3 also charts the largest imports by district of entry to the U.S. in rank order. The Houston-Galveston, TX port was the largest receiver of fabricated beams this month, receiving 12,065 tons. Laredo, TX was second, coming in at 9,934 tons. St. Albans, VT was the third-highest receiver with 8,223 tons. Together, these three districts of entry accounted for 46% of total imports.

At Gerdau, we closely follow trade in long product steel since it has a profound impact on domestic market share and material pricing. We want you, our valued customers, to have access to current information that can help you better plan and operate your businesses.



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