U.S. Steel Beam Final Imports
U.S. Steel Beam Final Imports: Final beam imports to the U.S. came in at 23,338 tons for April 2022, down 48% since last month. These include: Angles, Shapes and H Sections, Angles, Shapes and I Sections, Iron and Non-Alloy Steel Hot-rolled, and Other H Sections.
Figure 1 further breaks down total beam final imports from January 2019 – April 2022.
Figure 2 charts the largest exporting countries to the U.S. through April 2022. South Korea was the largest exporter of beams with 9,978 tons this month (43%). Mexico was the second-largest exporter with 4,036 tons. Luxembourg was a close third with 3,382 tons. Together these three exporters accounted for 75% of the total.
Figure 3 also charts the largest imports by district of entry to the U.S. The Columbia-Snake, OR port was the largest receiver of beams this month, receiving 6,719 tons. Houston-Galveston, TX was the second-largest receiver coming in at 5,951 tons. Pembina, ND was the third-largest receiver coming in at 2,330 tons. Together, these top three receiving ports collected 64.3% of all U.S. beam imports.
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