U.S. Steel Beam Final Imports
U.S. Steel Beam Final Imports: Final beam imports to the U.S. came in at 14,314 tons for December 2022, down 40% 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 – December 2022.When looking at the current year, it shows that beam imports reached their peak in October with 59,182 tons.
Figure 2 charts the largest exporting countries to the U.S. through December 2022. South Korea was the largest exporter of beams with 7,950 tons this month (56%). Canada was the second-largest exporter with 2,817 tons. Spain was a close third with 2,375 tons. Together these three exporters accounted for 92% of the total.
Figure 3 also charts the largest imports by district of entry to the U.S. The Los Angeles, CA port was the largest receiver of beams this month, receiving 7,676 tons. Pembina, ND was the second-largest receiver coming in at 2,474 tons. Mobile, AL was the third-largest receiver coming in at 2,176 tons. Together, these top three receiving ports collected 86% of all U.S. beam imports.
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