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

Exports: Aluminum bars and rods

Aluminum bars and rods, the No. 260 export by value totaled $78.53 million for the month of August, $632.11 million through August of 2019, and $933.42 million 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
1Mexico$287.35 M
2Canada$150.11 M
3South Korea$30.77 M
4United Kingdom$28.92 M
5Japan$25.76 M
6Israel$25.09 M
7China$17.59 M
8France$9.55 M
9Taiwan$7.55 M
10Germany$6.23 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $632.11 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $130,573,601
2El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $81,005,274
3Port Laredo $31,429,937
4Port of Los Angeles $29,962,316
5Port of Newark $25,714,554
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $25,371,071
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $25,137,631
8Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $23,644,208
9Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $20,742,407
10Port of New York $18,607,377

U.S. exports of Aluminum bars and rods increased 1.58 percent through August to $632.11 million

U.S. exports of Aluminum bars and rods increased 1.58 percent from $622.27 million to $632.11 million through the first eight 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 260 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 270 for the last full year with a total value of $933.42 million, a $83.46 million, 9.82 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 2 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Israel. The leading gateways were No. 1 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 2 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $287,350,902
2Canada $150,114,154
3South Korea $30,765,344
4United Kingdom $28,915,441
5Japan $25,764,819
6Israel $25,091,995
7China $17,591,595
8France $9,551,103
9Taiwan $7,554,219
10Germany $6,228,899

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Diego $54,266,235
2El Paso $38,089,233
3Los Angeles $27,360,746
4Laredo $25,436,007
5Detroit $23,649,244
6New York City $19,465,913
7Seattle $17,787,108
8Buffalo $13,174,993
9Great Falls, Mont. $7,033,880
10Ogdensburg, N.Y. $6,899,366

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 19.69 percent compared to last year to $130.57 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 3.46 percent compared to last year to $81.01 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 2.31 percent compared to last year to $31.43 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 9.54 percent compared to last year to $29.96 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 16.74 percent compared to last year to $25.71 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 $14.87 million, 5.46 percent, (45.46 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada decreased $30.97 million, 17.1 percent, (23.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $6.6 million, 27.32 percent, (4.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 United Kingdom increased $4.12 million, 16.6 percent, (4.57 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $8.23 million, 46.96 percent, (4.08 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.72 percent of all these Aluminum bars and rods exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $522.91 million of the $632.11 million total.

All totaled, 47.25 percent of all these Aluminum bars and rods exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $298.69 million of the $632.11 million total