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

Exports: Aluminum bars and rods

Aluminum bars and rods, the No. 266 export by value totaled $89.28 million for the month of October, $788.14 million through October of 2018, and $849.96 million 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$344.71 M
2Canada$226.04 M
3United Kingdom$33.32 M
4South Korea$31.2 M
5Israel$26 M
6Japan$23.87 M
7China$23.46 M
8France$12.03 M
9Taiwan$8.5 M
10Germany$5.12 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $788.14 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $139,592,881
2El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $105,368,156
3Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $41,604,454
4Port Laredo $40,282,668
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $34,102,463
6Port of Los Angeles $33,813,339
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $31,387,349
8Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $31,017,602
9Port of Newark $27,910,689
10Port of New York $23,143,999

U.S. exports of Aluminum bars and rods increased 9.31 percent through October to $788.14 million

U.S. exports of Aluminum bars and rods increased 9.31 percent from $721 million to $788.14 million 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 266 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 275 for the last full year with a total value of $849.96 million, a $1.25 billion, 59.49 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October of this 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 Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

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 China. 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 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $344,709,802
2Canada $226,039,417
3United Kingdom $33,323,566
4South Korea $31,199,179
5Israel $25,999,759
6Japan $23,871,001
7China $23,458,293
8France $12,028,310
9Taiwan $8,504,182
10Germany $5,117,071

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1San Diego $26,313,568
2El Paso $17,971,365
3Los Angeles $13,220,254
4Detroit $12,878,224
5Laredo $12,288,507
6Seattle $9,684,800
7New York City $8,426,957
8Buffalo $6,393,137
9Pembina, N.D. $4,393,315
10Great Falls, Mont. $3,917,546

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:

  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 27.04 percent compared to last year to $139.59 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 6.91 percent compared to last year to $105.37 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 14.99 percent compared to last year to $41.6 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 3.04 percent compared to last year to $40.28 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 16.84 percent compared to last year to $34.1 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 $44.57 million, 14.85 percent, (43.74 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $28.65 million, 14.52 percent, (28.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom decreased $6.13 million, 15.55 percent, (4.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea decreased $1.74 million, 5.28 percent, (3.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Israel increased $6.56 million, 33.77 percent, (3.3 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 83.9 percent of all these Aluminum bars and rods exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $661.27 million of the $788.14 million total.

All totaled, 45.8 percent of all these Aluminum bars and rods exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $360.95 million of the $788.14 million total