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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Exports: Aluminum, unwrought

Aluminum, unwrought, the No. 183 export by value totaled $143.15 million for the month of October, $1.29 billion through October of 2018, and $1.16 billion for all of 2017, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$874.66 M
2Canada$332.59 M
3France$25.63 M
4Taiwan$11.18 M
5Germany$5.96 M
6Brazil$5.11 M
7Japan$4.93 M
8China$4.28 M
9United Arab Emirates$2.64 M
10Dominican Republic$2.59 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.29 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $398,657,965
2Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $171,033,087
3El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $149,411,635
4Pharr International Bridge in Texas $76,693,694
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $75,116,131
6Brownsville International Bridges $72,989,448
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $69,180,475
8Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash. $49,652,063
9Port of Los Angeles $42,740,755
10Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $41,418,034

U.S. exports of Aluminum, unwrought increased 35.54 percent through October to $1.29 billion

U.S. exports of Aluminum, unwrought increased 35.54 percent from $953.9 million to $1.29 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 183 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 224 for the last full year with a total value of $1.16 billion, a $212.34 million, 22.40 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 France, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 3 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 4 Pharr International Bridge in Texas and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 France, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 United Arab Emirates. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 3 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 4 Brownsville International Bridges and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $874,664,242
2Canada $332,585,865
3France $25,632,974
4Taiwan $11,183,485
5Germany $5,955,532
6Brazil $5,105,003
7Japan $4,925,721
8China $4,284,543
9United Arab Emirates $2,636,891
10Dominican Republic $2,590,072

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $102,892,704
2San Diego $31,297,870
3El Paso $24,319,079
4Detroit $22,095,496
5Seattle $16,563,326
6Buffalo $14,455,162
7Los Angeles $11,224,769
8Ogdensburg, N.Y. $7,279,534
9Atlanta/Savannah $3,426,304
10Great Falls, Mont. $2,223,306

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 27.48 percent compared to last year to $398.66 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 14.82 percent compared to last year to $171.03 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 44.26 percent compared to last year to $149.41 million.
  • Pharr International Bridge in Texas rose 81.53 percent compared to last year to $76.69 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 208.05 percent compared to last year to $75.12 million.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. exports to No. 1 Mexico increased $211.01 million, 31.8 percent, (67.65 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $128.27 million, 62.78 percent, (25.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 France increased $6.97 million, 37.37 percent, (1.98 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Taiwan increased $1.61 million, 16.87 percent, (0.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany decreased $68,679, 1.14 percent, (0.46 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 96.69 percent of all these Aluminum, unwrought exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.25 billion of the $1.29 billion total.

All totaled, 67.36 percent of all these Aluminum, unwrought exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $870.91 million of the $1.29 billion total