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

Exports: Copper waste and scrap

Copper waste and scrap, the No. 114 export by value totaled $237.17 million for the month of August, $1.94 billion through August 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
1China$332.22 M
2Malaysia$274.8 M
3Canada$208.25 M
4South Korea$188.04 M
5Japan$143.13 M
6Germany$127.03 M
7Hong Kong$126.52 M
8India$117.74 M
9Belgium$96.12 M
10Taiwan$78.6 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.94 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Long Beach $317,023,094
2Port of New York $248,632,529
3Port of Los Angeles $233,078,771
4Port of Virginia $125,999,089
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $114,865,260
6Port of Charleston $75,543,810
7Port of Houston $73,397,644
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $73,396,587
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $69,194,964
10Port of Philadelphia $67,638,289

U.S. exports of Copper waste and scrap decreased 9.98 percent through August to $1.94 billion

U.S. exports of Copper waste and scrap decreased 9.98 percent from $2.15 billion to $1.94 billion 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 114 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 103 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 August of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Malaysia, No. 3 Canada, 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..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Germany 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $332,223,768
2Malaysia $274,796,029
3Canada $208,250,457
4South Korea $188,040,052
5Japan $143,130,389
6Germany $127,027,710
7Hong Kong $126,522,430
8India $117,738,475
9Belgium $96,116,096
10Taiwan $78,599,468

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Long Beach fell 25.97 percent compared to last year to $317.02 million.
  • Port of New York fell 17.6 percent compared to last year to $248.63 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 12.46 percent compared to last year to $233.08 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 3.18 percent compared to last year to $126 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 6.03 percent compared to last year to $114.87 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 China decreased $649.93 million, 66.17 percent, (17.15 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Malaysia increased $172.28 million, 168.04 percent, (14.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $31.08 million, 12.99 percent, (10.75 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $23.04 million, 13.96 percent, (9.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $40.25 million, 39.13 percent, (7.39 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 59.17 percent of all these Copper waste and scrap exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $1.15 billion of the $1.94 billion total.

All totaled, 53.66 percent of all these Copper waste and scrap exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $1.04 billion of the $1.94 billion total