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

Exports: Scrap iron, steel

Scrap iron, steel, the No. 49 export by value totaled $525.83 million for the month of October, $5.06 billion through October of 2018, and $4.92 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
1Turkey$933.19 M
2Taiwan$586.96 M
3Mexico$493.42 M
4India$361.82 M
5Vietnam$303.92 M
6China$277.8 M
7South Korea$256.47 M
8Bangladesh$244.33 M
9Egypt$213.04 M
10Canada$183.45 M

Top Gateways

RankPortYTD
1Port of Los Angeles$679.87 M
2Port of Newark$568.76 M
3Port of Oakland, Calif.$389.8 M
4Port of Long Beach$376.57 M
5Port of Philadelphia$265.09 M
6Port of Tacoma, Wash.$229.62 M
7Port of Boston$223.32 M
8Port of Providence, R.I.$201.64 M
9Port of New York$180.59 M
10Port of Houston$150.14 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $5.06 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $679,867,446
2Port of Newark $568,757,398
3Port of Oakland, Calif. $389,798,776
4Port of Long Beach $376,570,831
5Port of Philadelphia $265,088,299
6Port of Tacoma, Wash. $229,624,505
7Port of Boston $223,315,656
8Port of Providence, R.I. $201,644,587
9Port of New York $180,589,077
10Port of Houston $150,144,683

U.S. exports of Scrap iron, steel increased 27.50 percent through October to $5.06 billion

U.S. exports of Scrap iron, steel increased 27.50 percent from $3.97 billion to $5.06 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 49 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 58 for the last full year with a total value of $4.92 billion, a $1.31 billion, 36.41 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Turkey, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 India and No. 5 Vietnam. 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.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Turkey, No. 2 China, No. 3 Taiwan, 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 Long Beach, No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Philadelphia.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Turkey $933,192,574
2Taiwan $586,960,302
3Mexico $493,420,348
4India $361,822,548
5Vietnam $303,917,888
6China $277,799,300
7South Korea $256,468,952
8Bangladesh $244,334,136
9Egypt $213,035,631
10Canada $183,454,254

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $173,005,124
2New York City $115,480,253
3Boston $76,205,078
4San Francisco $74,436,106
5Portland/Columbia-Snake River $59,099,343
6Seattle $57,251,480
7Laredo $48,948,891
8Houston $44,061,373
9Philadelphia $40,851,653
10Miami $34,410,511

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 of Los Angeles rose 19.92 percent compared to last year to $679.87 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 38.33 percent compared to last year to $568.76 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 43.61 percent compared to last year to $389.8 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 20.26 percent compared to last year to $376.57 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia rose 35.61 percent compared to last year to $265.09 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 increased $137.79 million, 17.32 percent, (18.45 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Taiwan increased $210.67 million, 55.99 percent, (11.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico increased $122.99 million, 33.2 percent, (9.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 India increased $142.65 million, 65.09 percent, (7.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Vietnam increased $158.38 million, 108.83 percent, (6.01 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 52.96 percent of all these Scrap iron, steel exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $2.68 billion of the $5.06 billion total.

All totaled, 45.07 percent of all these Scrap iron, steel exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $2.28 billion of the $5.06 billion total