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

Exports: Copper to be refined for electronic use

Copper to be refined for electronic use, the No. 838 export by value totaled $4.01 million for the month of February, $8.52 million through February 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$2.58 M
2South Korea$2.2 M
3Germany$680,447
4Hong Kong$667,904
5Belgium$460,318
6India$316,313
7Malaysia$264,591
8China$214,236
9Italy$138,242
10Spain$137,772
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $8.52 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $3,705,551
2Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $1,179,760
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,117,210
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $1,075,908
5Port of Long Beach $322,768
6Port Everglades, Fla. $230,921
7Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $128,951
8Port of Los Angeles $127,876
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $103,327
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $96,443

U.S. exports of Copper to be refined for electronic use increased 13.59 percent through February to $8.52 million

U.S. exports of Copper to be refined for electronic use increased 13.59 percent from $7.5 million to $8.52 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 838 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 876 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 February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Hong Kong and No. 5 Belgium. 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 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Hong Kong, No. 4 India 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $2,583,853
2South Korea $2,203,373
3Germany $680,447
4Hong Kong $667,904
5Belgium $460,318
6India $316,313
7Malaysia $264,591
8China $214,236
9Italy $138,242
10Spain $137,772

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston fell 4.7 percent compared to last year to $3.71 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 122.36 percent compared to last year to $1.18 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 79.46 percent compared to last year to $1.12 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 125.33 percent compared to last year to $1.08 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 30.24 percent compared to last year to $322,768.

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 $126,244, 5.14 percent, (30.34 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 South Korea increased $398,412, 22.07 percent, (25.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Germany increased $487,133, 251.99 percent, (7.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Hong Kong decreased $54,286, 7.52 percent, (7.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Belgium increased $385,023, 511.35 percent, (5.4 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 77.44 percent of all these Copper to be refined for electronic use exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $6.6 million of the $8.52 million total.

All totaled, 86.9 percent of all these Copper to be refined for electronic use exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $7.4 million of the $8.52 million total