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

Exports: Copper waste and scrap

Copper waste and scrap, the No. 115 export by value totaled $234.16 million for the month of February, $451.67 million through February of 2019, and $3.18 billion 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
1Malaysia$64.49 M
2China$59.86 M
3South Korea$51.08 M
4Canada$49.66 M
5Japan$47.91 M
6Hong Kong$29.94 M
7Germany$29.7 M
8India$22.13 M
9Belgium$21.36 M
10Taiwan$17.95 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $451.67 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Long Beach $73,873,709
2Port of Los Angeles $57,291,621
3Port of New York $56,928,507
4Port of Oakland, Calif. $26,458,294
5Port of Virginia $25,902,473
6Port of Charleston $21,038,153
7Port of Houston $18,941,137
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $18,814,819
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $16,559,331
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $14,718,142

U.S. exports of Copper waste and scrap decreased 13.91 percent through February to $451.67 million

U.S. exports of Copper waste and scrap decreased 13.91 percent from $524.68 million to $451.67 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 115 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 99 for the last full year with a total value of $3.18 billion, a $427.25 million, 15.51 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Malaysia, No. 2 China, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Long Beach, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Long Beach, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Malaysia $64,490,355
2China $59,855,853
3South Korea $51,081,194
4Canada $49,655,760
5Japan $47,911,026
6Hong Kong $29,935,932
7Germany $29,703,686
8India $22,125,027
9Belgium $21,363,928
10Taiwan $17,947,966

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $312,367,064
2New York City $158,505,302
3Norfolk $60,743,054
4Detroit $58,234,742
5San Francisco $54,007,017
6Atlanta/Savannah $50,479,330
7Charleston $46,219,969
8Houston $40,457,365
9Seattle $39,039,163
10Miami $29,855,199

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 Long Beach fell 33.55 percent compared to last year to $73.87 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 25.79 percent compared to last year to $57.29 million.
  • Port of New York fell 19.99 percent compared to last year to $56.93 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 4.73 percent compared to last year to $26.46 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 19.15 percent compared to last year to $25.9 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 Malaysia increased $52.85 million, 454.25 percent, (14.28 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China decreased $248.53 million, 80.59 percent, (13.25 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $25.15 million, 96.95 percent, (11.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada decreased $10.7 million, 17.73 percent, (10.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $29.91 million, 166.1 percent, (10.61 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 60.44 percent of all these Copper waste and scrap exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $272.99 million of the $451.67 million total.

All totaled, 53.24 percent of all these Copper waste and scrap exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $240.45 million of the $451.67 million total