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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through March 2019.

Exports: Scrap iron, steel

Scrap iron, steel, the No. 69 export by value totaled $455.89 million for the month of March, $1.14 billion through March of 2019, and $5.91 billion for all of 2018, 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
1Turkey$236.34 M
2Taiwan$153.81 M
3South Korea$109.04 M
4India$102.74 M
5Mexico$84.53 M
6Malaysia$70.69 M
7Canada$49.51 M
8Bangladesh$45.92 M
9Pakistan$44.4 M
10Vietnam$40.32 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.14 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $139,019,870
2Port of Newark $116,301,876
3Port of Oakland, Calif. $102,364,745
4Port of Long Beach $88,923,361
5Port of New York $60,901,406
6Port of Providence, R.I. $50,043,308
7Port of Houston $43,336,447
8Port of Philadelphia $43,239,824
9Port of Boston $42,008,740
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $40,143,099

U.S. exports of Scrap iron, steel decreased 22.21 percent through March to $1.14 billion

U.S. exports of Scrap iron, steel decreased 22.21 percent from $1.47 billion to $1.14 billion through the first three months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 69 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 49 for the last full year with a total value of $5.91 billion, a $994.92 million, 20.24 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Turkey, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 India and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port of New York.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Turkey, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 China, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port of Philadelphia.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Turkey $236,337,903
2Taiwan $153,807,640
3South Korea $109,043,525
4India $102,736,502
5Mexico $84,533,124
6Malaysia $70,693,512
7Canada $49,512,593
8Bangladesh $45,924,033
9Pakistan $44,395,425
10Vietnam $40,318,002

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $325,661,930
2New York City $274,889,353
3San Francisco $163,160,127
4Boston $117,756,731
5Portland/Columbia-Snake River $101,909,348
6Seattle $95,809,288
7Philadelphia $94,628,788
8Laredo $81,824,225
9Providence, R.I. $70,827,257
10Miami $65,602,229

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 34.14 percent compared to last year to $139.02 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 30.11 percent compared to last year to $116.3 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 6.84 percent compared to last year to $102.36 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 8.73 percent compared to last year to $88.92 million.
  • Port of New York rose 37.52 percent compared to last year to $60.9 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 Turkey decreased $77.63 million, 24.73 percent, (20.72 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Taiwan decreased $1.88 million, 1.21 percent, (13.49 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $73.77 million, 209.16 percent, (9.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 India increased $11.31 million, 12.37 percent, (9.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Mexico decreased $60.22 million, 41.6 percent, (7.41 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 60.19 percent of all these Scrap iron, steel exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $686.46 million of the $1.14 billion total.

All totaled, 44.5 percent of all these Scrap iron, steel exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $507.51 million of the $1.14 billion total