U.S. Fabricated Beam Final Imports

U.S. Fabricated Beam Final Imports: Final fabricated beam imports to the U.S. came in at 56,212 tons in August 2022, increasing 15% month over month (m/m).

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

Figure 2 charts the largest exporting countries in rank order through August. Mexico was the largest exporter of fabricated beams with 19,012 tons this month (34%). Canada was the second-largest exporter with 16,710 tons. Vietnam was the third-largest exporter of fabricated beams to the U.S. with 4,952 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 10,447 tons. El Paso, TX was second, coming in at 7,905 tons. St. Albans, VT was the third-highest receiver with 4,778 tons. Together, these three districts of entry accounted for 41% 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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