U.S. Steel Beam Final Imports

U.S. Steel Beam Final Imports: Final beam imports to the U.S. came in at 39,861 tons for August 2022, up 62% 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 – August 2022.

Figure 2 charts the largest exporting countries to the U.S. through August 2022. Luxembourg was the largest exporter of beams with 12,701 tons this month (32%). Mexico was the second-largest exporter with 8,920 tons. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was a close third with 8,389 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 Houston-Galveston, TX port was the largest receiver of beams this month, receiving 11,690 tons. Philadelphia, PA was the second-largest receiver coming in at 5,410 tons.  Laredo, TX was the third-largest receiver coming in at 4,686 tons. Together, these top three receiving ports collected 55% 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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