U.S. Fabricated Beam Final Imports

U.S. Fabricated Beam Final Imports: Final fabricated beam imports to the U.S. came in at 67,264 tons in January 2023, increasing 37% month over month (m/m).

Figure 1 breaks down total fabricated beam imports from January 2019 – January 2023.

Figure 2 charts the largest exporting countries in rank order through January. Mexico was the largest exporter of fabricated beams with 20,678 tons this month (31%). Canada was the second-largest exporter with 14,180 tons. India was the third-largest exporter of fabricated beams to the U.S. with 13,459 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 Houston-Galveston, TX port was the largest receiver of fabricated beams this month, receiving 18,761 tons. Laredo, TX was second, coming in at 12,947 tons. El Paso, TX was the third-highest receiver with 6,412 tons. Together, these three districts of entry accounted for 57% 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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