U.S. Steel Beam Final Imports

U.S. Steel Beam Final Imports: Final beam imports to the U.S. came in at 39,903 tons for January 2023, up 178% 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 – January 2023.

Figure 2 charts the largest exporting countries to the U.S. through January 2023. Spain was the largest exporter of beams with 10,576 tons this month (27%). The United Kingdom was the second-largest exporter with 10,094 tons. Luxembourg was a close third with 9,156 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 22,646 tons. Mobile, AL was the second-largest receiver coming in at 5,754 tons. Boston, MA was the third-largest receiver coming in at 4,182 tons. Together, these top three receiving ports collected 82% 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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