U.S. Rebar Final Imports

U.S. Steel Rebar Final Imports: Final rebar imports to the U.S. came in at 153,272 tons for the month of February 2022, up 103% m/m. Rebar imports include: concrete reinforcing bars and rods of iron or non-alloy steel, 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 of iron or non-alloy steel, hot-worked, concrete reinforcing bars and rods.

Figure 1 further breaks down total rebar imports through February 2022.

Figure 2 charts the largest exporting countries to the U.S. in rank order through February. Algeria was the largest exporter of rebar with 76,887 tons this month (50.2%). Mexico was the second-largest exporter with 34,713 tons. Turkey was the third-largest rebar exporter with 26,567 tons. Together, these three exporters accounted for 90% of the total.

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 rebar this month, receiving 28,171 tons. Laredo, TX was the second-largest receiver coming in at 26,886 tons. Miami, FL was the third-largest receiving port with 19,706 tons. Together, these three ports collected 49% of total rebar imports in February.

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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