U.S. Rebar Final Imports

U.S. Steel Rebar Final Imports: Final rebar imports to the U.S. came in at 115,213 tons for the month of August 2022, down 26% 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 August 2022.

Figure 2 charts the largest exporting countries to the U.S. in rank order through August. Turkey was the largest exporter of rebar with 58,718 tons this month (51%). Mexico was the second-largest exporter with 26,888 tons. Algeria was the third-largest rebar exporter with 12,859 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 44,458 tons. Philadelphia, PA was the second-largest receiver coming in at 30,312 tons. Laredo, TX was the third-largest receiving port with 18,184 tons. Together, these three ports collected 81% of total rebar imports in August.

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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