U.S. Rebar Final Imports

U.S. Steel Rebar Final Imports: Final rebar imports to the U.S. came in at 225,251 tons for the month of May 2022, up 120% 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 May 2022.

Figure 2 charts the largest exporting countries to the U.S. in rank order through May. Turkey was the largest exporter of rebar with 104,662 tons this month (47%). Algeria was the second-largest exporter with 45,122 tons. Mexico was the third-largest rebar exporter with 41,492 tons. Together, these three exporters accounted for 85% 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 103,782 tons. Laredo, TX was the second-largest receiver coming in at 25,661 tons. Philadelphia, PA was the third-largest receiving port with 22,208 tons. Together, these three ports collected 67% of total rebar imports in May.

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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