U.S. Steel Beam Final Imports

U.S. Steel Beam Final Imports: Final beam imports to the U.S. came in at 24,537 tons for July 2022, down 57% 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 – July 2022.

Figure 2 charts the largest exporting countries to the U.S. through July 2022. South Korea was the largest exporter of beams with 10,187 tons this month (42%). Mexico was the second-largest exporter with 8,710 tons.  Canada was in third with 1,802 tons. Together these three exporters accounted for 84% of the total.

Figure 3 also charts the largest imports by district of entry to the U.S. The Houston-Galveston, TX port was the largest receiver of beams this month, receiving 9,629 tons. Laredo, TX was the second-largest receiver coming in at 5,842 tons.  San Diego, CA was the third-largest receiver coming in at 2,176 tons. Together, these top three receiving ports collected 72% of all U.S. beam imports.

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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