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

Exports: Copper bars, rods

Copper bars, rods, the No. 479 export by value totaled $29 million for the month of October, $271.06 million through October of 2018, and $314.57 million 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
1Canada$109.71 M
2Mexico$77.87 M
3Germany$12.2 M
4China$9 M
5United Kingdom$7.99 M
6Japan$4.6 M
7Taiwan$3.92 M
8Thailand$3.8 M
9Switzerland$3.77 M
10Sweden$3.23 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $271.06 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $45,808,657
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $36,194,581
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $32,835,665
4Port of New York $23,425,979
5Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $22,710,060
6Port of Los Angeles $10,943,989
7Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $8,169,157
8Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $6,700,774
9John F. Kennedy International Airport $6,466,503
10Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $5,211,109

U.S. exports of Copper bars, rods increased 2.53 percent through October to $271.06 million

U.S. exports of Copper bars, rods increased 2.53 percent from $264.38 million to $271.06 million 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 479 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 476 for the last full year with a total value of $314.57 million, a $53.36 million, 14.50 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 China and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of New York 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 China, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $109,714,399
2Mexico $77,865,483
3Germany $12,203,541
4China $9,000,253
5United Kingdom $7,985,376
6Japan $4,596,064
7Taiwan $3,916,321
8Thailand $3,796,155
9Switzerland $3,773,477
10Sweden $3,233,166

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $14,217,052
2Laredo $12,198,592
3New York City $7,074,069
4Buffalo $5,024,843
5Los Angeles $2,265,165
6Ogdensburg, N.Y. $1,350,681
7Phoenix/Nogales $1,308,357
8Norfolk $1,299,252
9San Diego $1,239,923
10Philadelphia $1,071,747

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 Laredo fell 31.53 percent compared to last year to $45.81 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 16.82 percent compared to last year to $36.19 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 28.95 percent compared to last year to $32.84 million.
  • Port of New York fell 9.37 percent compared to last year to $23.43 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 19.4 percent compared to last year to $22.71 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 Canada increased $18.02 million, 19.65 percent, (40.48 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $15.64 million, 16.73 percent, (28.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Germany increased $592,992, 5.11 percent, (4.5 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $2.72 million, 23.24 percent, (3.32 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $1.38 million, 20.98 percent, (2.95 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.97 percent of all these Copper bars, rods exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $216.77 million of the $271.06 million total.

All totaled, 59.39 percent of all these Copper bars, rods exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $160.97 million of the $271.06 million total