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

Exports: Aluminum plates, sheets, strip more than 0.2mm thi

Aluminum plates, sheets, strip more than 0.2mm thi, the No. 85 export by value totaled $244.29 million for the month of December, $3.75 billion through December of 2018, and $3.55 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$1.46 B
2Canada$1.33 B
3South Korea$173.9 M
4China$147.55 M
5Japan$120.32 M
6France$57.32 M
7Taiwan$51.12 M
8Germany$48.93 M
9United Kingdom$35.73 M
10Malaysia$32.38 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.75 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $1,023,484,568
2Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $591,476,038
3Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $309,860,082
4Port of Long Beach $213,138,333
5Port of Los Angeles $188,050,621
6Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $187,756,400
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $127,204,167
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $121,436,900
9El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $92,177,573
10Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $67,878,469

U.S. exports of Aluminum plates, sheets, strip more than 0.2mm thi increased 5.61 percent through December to $3.75 billion

U.S. exports of Aluminum plates, sheets, strip more than 0.2mm thi increased 5.61 percent from $3.55 billion to $3.75 billion in 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 85 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 87 for the last full year with a total value of $3.55 billion, a $31.94 million, 0.89 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 China and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y., No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 China and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y., No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,462,732,131
2Canada $1,327,415,964
3South Korea $173,895,616
4China $147,552,823
5Japan $120,324,869
6France $57,323,995
7Taiwan $51,115,680
8Germany $48,934,983
9United Kingdom $35,726,453
10Malaysia $32,376,866

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LAREDO, TX $520,540,594
2OGDENSBURG, NY $279,116,358
3LOS ANGELES, CA $207,691,458
4DETROIT, MI $207,198,876
5SAN DIEGO, CA $89,368,240
6SEATTLE, WA $73,541,212
7BUFFALO, NY $52,927,508
8NEW YORK CITY, NY $45,158,602
9EL PASO, TX $44,615,436
10NORFOLK, VA $31,215,114

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 10.18 percent compared to last year to $1.02 billion.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. rose 2.56 percent compared to last year to $591.48 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 7.42 percent compared to last year to $309.86 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 6.96 percent compared to last year to $213.14 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 20.98 percent compared to last year to $188.05 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 $166.35 million, 12.83 percent, (39.04 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $39.52 million, 3.07 percent, (35.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea decreased $18.89 million, 9.8 percent, (4.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China increased $3.64 million, 2.53 percent, (3.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $15.19 million, 14.45 percent, (3.21 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 86.26 percent of all these Aluminum plates, sheets, strip more than 0.2mm thi exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $3.23 billion of the $3.75 billion total.

All totaled, 62.08 percent of all these Aluminum plates, sheets, strip more than 0.2mm thi exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $2.33 billion of the $3.75 billion total