U.S. Fabricated Beam Final Imports

U.S. Fabricated Beam Final Imports: Final fabricated beam imports to the U.S. came in at 48,775 tons in July 2022, decreasing 18% month over month (m/m).

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

Figure 2 charts the largest exporting countries in rank order through July. Mexico was the largest exporter of fabricated beams with 16,849 tons this month (35%). Canada was the second-largest exporter with 14,536 tons. Spain was the third-largest exporter of fabricated beams to the U.S. with 3,852 tons. Together these three exporters accounted for 72% 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 9,953 tons. El Paso, TX was second, coming in at 7,167 tons. Houston-Galveston, TX was the third-highest receiver with 5,857 tons. Together, these three districts of entry accounted for 47% 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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