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

Exports: Aluminum waste and scrap

Aluminum waste and scrap, the No. 131 export by value totaled $201.16 million for the month of October, $2.02 billion through October of 2018, and $2.25 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
1China$619.08 M
2South Korea$280.63 M
3India$229.81 M
4Mexico$177.83 M
5Canada$173.06 M
6Malaysia$172.62 M
7Indonesia$78.33 M
8Taiwan$67.68 M
9Hong Kong$47.79 M
10Japan$33.54 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.02 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Long Beach $283,941,951
2Port of Los Angeles $210,494,994
3Port of Oakland, Calif. $180,602,151
4Port of New York $171,710,443
5Port Laredo $158,736,868
6Port of Virginia $144,858,174
7Port of Seattle, Wash. $91,933,275
8Port of Tacoma, Wash. $87,636,051
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $77,484,866
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $75,638,527

U.S. exports of Aluminum waste and scrap increased 11.72 percent through October to $2.02 billion

U.S. exports of Aluminum waste and scrap increased 11.72 percent from $1.81 billion to $2.02 billion 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 131 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 139 for the last full year with a total value of $2.25 billion, a $440.67 million, 24.36 percent increase from the 2016 total.

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

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 Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Long Beach, No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $619,078,447
2South Korea $280,634,441
3India $229,813,314
4Mexico $177,831,381
5Canada $173,060,567
6Malaysia $172,622,775
7Indonesia $78,326,868
8Taiwan $67,680,415
9Hong Kong $47,788,158
10Japan $33,536,618

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $92,655,798
2San Francisco $35,392,319
3Seattle $30,735,999
4New York City $27,678,702
5Norfolk $26,185,566
6Laredo $23,174,076
7Detroit $18,948,012
8Atlanta/Savannah $14,972,211
9Miami $13,976,669
10Charleston $12,636,361

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:

  • Port of Long Beach rose 53.28 percent compared to last year to $283.94 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 26.53 percent compared to last year to $210.49 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 2.87 percent compared to last year to $180.6 million.
  • Port of New York rose 16.83 percent compared to last year to $171.71 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 26.95 percent compared to last year to $158.74 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 $326.77 million, 34.55 percent, (30.69 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 South Korea increased $91.48 million, 48.37 percent, (13.91 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 India increased $141.3 million, 159.64 percent, (11.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico increased $31.19 million, 21.27 percent, (8.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Canada increased $5.67 million, 3.39 percent, (8.58 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 73.39 percent of all these Aluminum waste and scrap exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.48 billion of the $2.02 billion total.

All totaled, 49.84 percent of all these Aluminum waste and scrap exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.01 billion of the $2.02 billion total