U.S. Rebar Final Imports

U.S. Steel Rebar Final Imports: Final rebar imports to the U.S. came in at 44,588 tons for the month of January 2024, down 13% m/m. Rebar imports include: concrete reinforcing bars and rods of iron or non-alloy steel, irregularly wound coils hot-rolled, concrete reinforcing bars and rods of other alloy steel, not further worked than hot-rolled, hot-drawn or extruded, and other bars and rods of iron or non-alloy steel, hot-worked, concrete reinforcing bars and rods.

Figure 1 further breaks down total rebar imports through January 2024.

Figure 2 charts the largest exporting countries to the U.S. in rank order through January. Mexico was the largest exporter of rebar with 22,850 tons this month (51%). Canada was the second-largest exporter with 8,329 tons. Brazil was the third-largest rebar exporter with 5,530 tons. Together, these three exporters accounted for 82% of the total.

Figure 3 also charts the largest imports by district of entry to the U.S. in rank order. The Laredo, TX port was the largest receiver of rebar this month, receiving 17,175 tons. San Juan, PR was the second-largest receiver coming in at 7,184 tons. New Orleans, LA was the third-largest receiving port with 5,187 tons. Together, these three ports collected 66% of total rebar imports in January.

Please note the format of Figure 2 and Figure 3 has changed. Countries are listed alphabetically left to right and month/year is on the y-axis. There are listed totals YTD for each country and district of entry, respectively.

At ˽av, 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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