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

Exports: Aluminum waste and scrap

Aluminum waste and scrap, the No. 139 export by value totaled $178.75 million for the month of February, $350.36 million through February 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$85.68 M
2South Korea$48.18 M
3India$43.06 M
4Mexico$33 M
5Canada$28.41 M
6Malaysia$27.2 M
7Taiwan$19.72 M
8Indonesia$19.47 M
9Hong Kong$15.39 M
10Brazil$6.36 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $350.36 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $43,548,646
2Port of New York $42,342,296
3Port of Long Beach $42,135,585
4Port Laredo $29,584,040
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $27,126,737
6Port of Virginia $20,533,789
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $17,104,809
8Port of Charleston $14,521,354
9Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $13,883,022
10Port of Seattle, Wash. $12,945,434

U.S. exports of Aluminum waste and scrap decreased 3.42 percent through February to $350.36 million

U.S. exports of Aluminum waste and scrap decreased 3.42 percent from $362.78 million to $350.36 million through the first two 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 139 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 132 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 February 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 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $85,683,216
2South Korea $48,181,636
3India $43,057,649
4Mexico $32,995,148
5Canada $28,405,926
6Malaysia $27,200,232
7Taiwan $19,722,719
8Indonesia $19,466,582
9Hong Kong $15,394,175
10Brazil $6,356,111

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 15.82 percent compared to last year to $43.55 million.
  • Port of New York rose 88.53 percent compared to last year to $42.34 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 23.47 percent compared to last year to $42.14 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 27.68 percent compared to last year to $29.58 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 21.81 percent compared to last year to $27.13 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 $88.49 million, 50.81 percent, (24.46 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 South Korea increased $4.22 million, 9.61 percent, (13.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 India increased $19.42 million, 82.19 percent, (12.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Mexico increased $7.07 million, 27.27 percent, (9.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Canada decreased $3.42 million, 10.76 percent, (8.11 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 68.02 percent of all these Aluminum waste and scrap exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $238.32 million of the $350.36 million total.

All totaled, 52.73 percent of all these Aluminum waste and scrap exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $184.74 million of the $350.36 million total