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

Exports: Aluminum waste and scrap

Aluminum waste and scrap, the No. 137 export by value totaled $203.9 million for the month of March, $554.26 million through March of 2019, and $2.47 billion 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
1China$130.37 M
2South Korea$78.4 M
3India$77.35 M
4Mexico$48.11 M
5Malaysia$44.86 M
6Canada$42.8 M
7Indonesia$31.29 M
8Taiwan$27.49 M
9Hong Kong$25.11 M
10Brazil$10.86 M
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $554.26 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $71,334,640
2Port of New York $69,588,607
3Port of Long Beach $65,663,962
4Port Laredo $43,500,552
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $42,071,495
6Port of Virginia $35,676,863
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $28,537,573
8Port of Charleston $20,773,720
9Port of Seattle, Wash. $20,351,081
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $20,158,322

U.S. exports of Aluminum waste and scrap decreased 4.42 percent through March to $554.26 million

U.S. exports of Aluminum waste and scrap decreased 4.42 percent from $579.86 million to $554.26 million through the first three 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 137 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 131 for the last full year with a total value of $2.47 billion, a $221.69 million, 9.85 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 India, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Malaysia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port of Long Beach, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Long Beach, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $130,365,805
2South Korea $78,401,980
3India $77,351,794
4Mexico $48,109,993
5Malaysia $44,855,043
6Canada $42,796,876
7Indonesia $31,289,252
8Taiwan $27,489,872
9Hong Kong $25,111,277
10Brazil $10,864,572

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $202,226,182
2New York City $101,232,200
3San Francisco $70,217,756
4Seattle $65,182,704
5Norfolk $53,879,837
6Laredo $51,405,624
7Detroit $37,407,141
8Atlanta/Savannah $37,033,997
9Charleston $28,899,078
10Miami $25,814,261

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 9.16 percent compared to last year to $71.33 million.
  • Port of New York rose 92.58 percent compared to last year to $69.59 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 23.59 percent compared to last year to $65.66 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 15.34 percent compared to last year to $43.5 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 18.25 percent compared to last year to $42.07 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 China decreased $147.8 million, 53.13 percent, (23.52 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 South Korea increased $4.66 million, 6.33 percent, (14.15 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 India increased $36.46 million, 89.17 percent, (13.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico increased $6.52 million, 15.68 percent, (8.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Malaysia increased $18.24 million, 68.56 percent, (8.09 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 68.4 percent of all these Aluminum waste and scrap exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $379.08 million of the $554.26 million total.

All totaled, 52.71 percent of all these Aluminum waste and scrap exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $292.16 million of the $554.26 million total