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

Exports: Copper bars, rods

Copper bars, rods, the No. 484 export by value totaled $21.6 million for the month of December, $318.44 million through December 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$128.12 M
2Mexico$90.33 M
3Germany$14.17 M
4China$10.07 M
5United Kingdom$9.84 M
6Japan$5.09 M
7Thailand$4.79 M
8Taiwan$4.68 M
9Sweden$4.13 M
10Switzerland$3.97 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $318.44 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $53,319,154
2Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $40,963,821
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $38,244,971
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $27,220,838
5Port of New York $27,113,408
6Port of Los Angeles $12,347,836
7Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas $8,975,098
8John F. Kennedy International Airport $8,312,035
9Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $7,950,445
10Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $6,488,159

U.S. exports of Copper bars, rods increased 1.23 percent through December to $318.44 million

U.S. exports of Copper bars, rods increased 1.23 percent from $314.57 million to $318.44 million in 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 484 through December 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 December 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 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port of New York.

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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $128,123,059
2Mexico $90,325,367
3Germany $14,165,735
4China $10,071,741
5United Kingdom $9,840,250
6Japan $5,089,396
7Thailand $4,788,621
8Taiwan $4,678,194
9Sweden $4,127,020
10Switzerland $3,972,710

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1DETROIT, MI $37,154,616
2LAREDO, TX $32,219,888
3NEW YORK CITY, NY $21,350,216
4BUFFALO, NY $13,648,748
5LOS ANGELES, CA $6,554,656
6OGDENSBURG, NY $3,976,824
7SAN DIEGO, CA $3,932,316
8NOGALES, AZ $3,821,540
9NORFOLK, VA $3,368,994
10SEATTLE, WA $3,180,258

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo fell 34.59 percent compared to last year to $53.32 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 12.6 percent compared to last year to $40.96 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 27.12 percent compared to last year to $38.24 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 17.26 percent compared to last year to $27.22 million.
  • Port of New York fell 9.15 percent compared to last year to $27.11 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 $20.07 million, 18.58 percent, (40.24 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Mexico decreased $22.32 million, 19.81 percent, (28.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Germany increased $1.51 million, 11.92 percent, (4.45 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 China decreased $3.37 million, 25.04 percent, (3.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 United Kingdom increased $2.17 million, 28.33 percent, (3.09 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.3 percent of all these Copper bars, rods exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $252.53 million of the $318.44 million total.

All totaled, 58.68 percent of all these Copper bars, rods exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $186.86 million of the $318.44 million total