Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through December 2018.

Exports: Aluminum, unwrought

Aluminum, unwrought, the No. 185 export by value totaled $97.84 million for the month of December, $1.51 billion through December of 2018, and $1.16 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

Click on any of the countries in the chart below to gain access to the specific exports and imports between that country and (port), how it compares to other ports for trade with that country, how that trade has changed over time, and much more. Data available both by value and tonnage. Download data. If you are not a subscriber, you can learn more by clicking on the subscribe link.

Top Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$1.03 B
2Canada$380.85 M
3France$29.22 M
4Taiwan$11.79 M
5Germany$6.12 M
6Japan$6.07 M
7Brazil$5.9 M
8China$4.54 M
9United Kingdom$3.35 M
10South Korea$2.89 M
Data loading...
January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.51 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $470,593,356
2Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $197,847,336
3El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $179,561,153
4Pharr International Bridge in Texas $89,127,875
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $82,119,366
6Brownsville International Bridges $80,665,831
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $76,986,008
8Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash. $58,339,329
9Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $49,399,922
10Port of Los Angeles $49,108,489

U.S. exports of Aluminum, unwrought increased 29.96 percent through December to $1.51 billion

U.S. exports of Aluminum, unwrought increased 29.96 percent from $1.16 billion to $1.51 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 185 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 224 for the last full year with a total value of $1.16 billion, a $212.34 million, 22.40 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 France, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 3 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 4 Pharr International Bridge in Texas and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 France, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 United Arab Emirates. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 3 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 4 Brownsville International Bridges and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich..

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $1,030,881,788
2Canada $380,854,507
3France $29,215,374
4Taiwan $11,791,231
5Germany $6,121,683
6Japan $6,073,032
7Brazil $5,896,663
8China $4,540,171
9United Kingdom $3,354,960
10South Korea $2,890,331

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LAREDO, TX $298,977,432
2SAN DIEGO, CA $89,065,758
3EL PASO, TX $74,910,026
4DETROIT, MI $56,962,660
5SEATTLE, WA $47,945,058
6BUFFALO, NY $34,567,852
7LOS ANGELES, CA $28,765,002
8OGDENSBURG, NY $17,847,964
9SAVANNAH, GA $7,207,670
10GREAT FALLS, MT $6,744,164

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 26.43 percent compared to last year to $470.59 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 13.02 percent compared to last year to $197.85 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 43.06 percent compared to last year to $179.56 million.
  • Pharr International Bridge in Texas rose 72.68 percent compared to last year to $89.13 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 161.75 percent compared to last year to $82.12 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 $233.82 million, 29.34 percent, (68.38 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $121.4 million, 46.79 percent, (25.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 France increased $6.22 million, 27.04 percent, (1.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Taiwan decreased $1.85 million, 13.56 percent, (0.78 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany decreased $345,116, 5.34 percent, (0.41 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 96.77 percent of all these Aluminum, unwrought exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $1.46 billion of the $1.51 billion total.

All totaled, 67.61 percent of all these Aluminum, unwrought exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $1.02 billion of the $1.51 billion total