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

Exports: Aluminum waste and scrap

Aluminum waste and scrap, the No. 135 export by value totaled $189.26 million for the month of August, $1.54 billion through August 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$318.79 M
2India$222.23 M
3South Korea$210.58 M
4Malaysia$162.89 M
5Mexico$120.78 M
6Canada$107.97 M
7Hong Kong$102.7 M
8Indonesia$82.47 M
9Taiwan$57.41 M
10Brazil$26.29 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.54 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Long Beach $192,813,833
2Port of Los Angeles $184,568,813
3Port of New York $171,724,795
4Port of Oakland, Calif. $120,783,739
5Port of Virginia $111,801,983
6Port Laredo $109,927,718
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $88,355,417
8Port of Seattle, Wash. $60,964,937
9Port of Tacoma, Wash. $54,842,270
10Port of Charleston $52,905,995

U.S. exports of Aluminum waste and scrap decreased 6.11 percent through August to $1.54 billion

U.S. exports of Aluminum waste and scrap decreased 6.11 percent from $1.64 billion to $1.54 billion through the first eight 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 135 through August 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 August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 India, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 Mexico. 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 of Virginia.

In the last previous full 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 New York, No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $318,793,705
2India $222,232,722
3South Korea $210,584,696
4Malaysia $162,887,032
5Mexico $120,783,383
6Canada $107,965,618
7Hong Kong $102,703,981
8Indonesia $82,472,420
9Taiwan $57,409,485
10Brazil $26,286,458

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Long Beach fell 18.97 percent compared to last year to $192.81 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 9.08 percent compared to last year to $184.57 million.
  • Port of New York rose 36.18 percent compared to last year to $171.72 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 17.55 percent compared to last year to $120.78 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 7.36 percent compared to last year to $111.8 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 $241.34 million, 43.09 percent, (20.72 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 India increased $54.2 million, 32.26 percent, (14.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea decreased $8.49 million, 3.88 percent, (13.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Malaysia increased $24.35 million, 17.58 percent, (10.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Mexico decreased $23.15 million, 16.08 percent, (7.85 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 67.3 percent of all these Aluminum waste and scrap exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $1.04 billion of the $1.54 billion total.

All totaled, 50.81 percent of all these Aluminum waste and scrap exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $781.69 million of the $1.54 billion total