U.S. Fabricated Beams Final Imports: Fabricated Beam final imports to the U.S. were down 3.2% YoY, and up 17.8% MoM in December 2019, coming in at 36,940 tons.
Figure 1 breaks down total final fabricated beam imports from January 2019 – December 2019. When comparing year to date figures from 2019.
Figure 2 also charts the largest exporting countries in rank order for January – December 2019. Canada was the largest exporter of fabricated beams with 10,119 tons in December 2019. Mexico was the second largest exporter with 7,792 tons. Turkey was the third largest rebar exporter of fabricated beams to the US with 6,319. Together these three exporters accounted for 65.6% of the total fabricated beam imports.
Figure 3 also charts the largest imports by district of entry to the US in rank order through December 2019. Seattle, WA port was the largest receiver of U.S. fabricated beams in December 2019, receiving 6,960 tons. Laredo, TX was the second largest district of entry receiver coming in at 5,497 tons. St. Albans, VT was the third highest receiver with 3,860 tons. Together these three districts of entry accounted for 46.8% of the total imports.
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