Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Exports: Copper to be refined for electronic use

Copper to be refined for electronic use, the No. 898 export by value totaled $1.64 million for the month of May, $12.99 million through May of 2020, and $39.28 million for all of 2019, 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
1South Korea$3.71 M
2Canada$3.6 M
3Thailand$868,779
4India$633,958
5Germany$619,211
6Malaysia$400,115
7China$375,616
8Hong Kong$327,962
9Sweden$309,000
10Belgium$287,357
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U.S. exports of Copper to be refined for electronic use decreased 30.68 percent through May to $12.99 million

U.S. exports of Copper to be refined for electronic use decreased 30.68 percent from $18.73 million to $12.99 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 898 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 874 for the last full year with a total value of $39.28 million, a $3.39 million, 7.94 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Hong Kong, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 India, No. 4 Hong Kong and No. 5 Italy. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Chester, Penn..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston fell 30.96 percent compared to last year to $5.91 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 22.22 percent compared to last year to $1.8 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 50.39 percent compared to last year to $985,137.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 73.16 percent compared to last year to $925,307.
  • Port of Virginia rose 1775.16 percent compared to last year to $750,063.

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 from No. 1 Canada increased $2.42 million, 23.72 percent, (97.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 South Korea decreased $2.23 million, 17.86 percent, (79.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Hong Kong decreased $1.47 million, 43.73 percent, (14.62 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Germany decreased $30,579, 1.59 percent, (14.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 India decreased $2.56 million, 63.22 percent, (11.46 percent market share).

All totaled, 71.68 percent of all these Copper to be refined for electronic use exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $28.15 million of the $39.28 million total.

All totaled, 79.85 percent of all these Copper to be refined for electronic use exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $10.37 million of the $12.99 million total