US Rebar Final Imports
U.S. Steel Rebar Final Imports: Rebar final imports to the U.S. came in at 122,476 tons for the month of April 2020, an increase of 53% month-over-month. Rebar imports include: concrete reinforcing bars and rods of iron or non-alloy steel, in irregularly wound coils hot-rolled, concrete reinforcing bars and rods of other alloy steel, not further worked than hot-rolled, hot-drawn or extruded, and other bars and rods iron or non-alloy steel, hot-worked, concrete reinforcing bars and rods.
Figure 1 further breaks down total final rebar imports from January 2019 – April 2020. When comparing 2020 year to date figures, it shows that beam imports peaked this month in April.
Figure 2 charts the largest exporting countries to the U.S. in rank order through April 2020. Turkey was the largest exporter of rebar with 50,516 tons in April 2020. Spain was the second-largest exporter with 37,091 tons. Mexico was the third-largest rebar exporter to the U.S. with 28,807 tons. Together these three exporters accounted for 95% of the total.
charts the largest imports by district of entry to the U.S. in rank order through April 2020. Houston-Galveston, TX port was the largest receiver of rebar in April 2020, receiving 54,875 tons (45%). Laredo, TX was the second-largest receiver coming in at 15,592 tons. Philadelphia, PA was the third-largest receiving port, with 14,907 tons.
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