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

Exports: Copper to be refined for electronic use

Copper to be refined for electronic use, the No. 880 export by value totaled $2.74 million for the month of August, $28.82 million through August of 2019, and $42.66 million 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
1Canada$8.85 M
2South Korea$7.76 M
3Hong Kong$1.77 M
4Germany$1.51 M
5India$1.16 M
6China$1.01 M
7Belgium$951,678
8Italy$845,076
9Malaysia$808,578
10Sweden$705,210
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $28.82 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $13,220,308
2Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $5,262,193
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $3,500,273
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $2,263,127
5Port of Long Beach $1,129,906
6Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $891,434
7Port of Chester, Penn. $557,553
8Port Everglades, Fla. $266,368
9Port of Los Angeles $240,263
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $220,013

U.S. exports of Copper to be refined for electronic use decreased 5.54 percent through August to $28.82 million

U.S. exports of Copper to be refined for electronic use decreased 5.54 percent from $30.51 million to $28.82 million 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 880 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 877 for the last full year with a total value of $42.66 million, a $4.07 million, 8.71 percent decrease from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the top trade partners 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 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners 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 of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Long Beach.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $8,848,282
2South Korea $7,761,589
3Hong Kong $1,769,362
4Germany $1,506,248
5India $1,161,537
6China $1,011,178
7Belgium $951,678
8Italy $845,076
9Malaysia $808,578
10Sweden $705,210

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Charleston $7,365,352
2Detroit $1,886,178
3Buffalo $1,235,836
4Atlanta/Savannah $1,094,747
5Los Angeles $803,212
6Pembina, N.D. $558,697
7Ogdensburg, N.Y. $176,286
8Philadelphia $92,703
9Baltimore $92,249
10Laredo $80,285

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 Charleston fell 28.66 percent compared to last year to $13.22 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 215.55 percent compared to last year to $5.26 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 25.66 percent compared to last year to $3.5 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 6.26 percent compared to last year to $2.26 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 53.92 percent compared to last year to $1.13 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 Canada increased $2.11 million, 31.27 percent, (30.7 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 South Korea decreased $1.3 million, 14.36 percent, (26.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Hong Kong decreased $981,499, 35.68 percent, (6.14 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany increased $277,417, 22.58 percent, (5.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 India decreased $1.83 million, 61.21 percent, (4.03 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 73.03 percent of all these Copper to be refined for electronic use exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $21.05 million of the $28.82 million total.

All totaled, 88.05 percent of all these Copper to be refined for electronic use exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $25.38 million of the $28.82 million total