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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Exports: Copper waste and scrap

Copper waste and scrap, the No. 104 export by value totaled $271.79 million for the month of October, $2.66 billion through October of 2018, and $2.76 billion for all of 2017, 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$1.03 B
2Canada$293.71 M
3South Korea$244.14 M
4Japan$155.33 M
5Malaysia$148.26 M
6Germany$145.66 M
7India$114.33 M
8Taiwan$95.87 M
9Belgium$94.89 M
10Hong Kong$92.81 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.66 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Long Beach $531,237,046
2Port of New York $371,962,442
3Port of Los Angeles $250,244,182
4Port of Virginia $150,309,474
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $147,291,637
6Port of Charleston $119,289,807
7Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $94,735,283
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $93,842,525
9Port of Houston $86,254,427
10Port Miami $73,651,852

U.S. exports of Copper waste and scrap increased 18.69 percent through October to $2.66 billion

U.S. exports of Copper waste and scrap increased 18.69 percent from $2.24 billion to $2.66 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 104 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 113 for the last full year with a total value of $2.76 billion, a $526.86 million, 23.64 percent increase from the 2016 total.

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $1,032,562,201
2Canada $293,710,555
3South Korea $244,142,328
4Japan $155,332,649
5Malaysia $148,258,236
6Germany $145,660,383
7India $114,329,406
8Taiwan $95,866,838
9Belgium $94,890,416
10Hong Kong $92,808,871

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $156,722,254
2New York City $80,486,542
3Detroit $32,601,934
4Norfolk $32,037,250
5San Francisco $27,771,192
6Charleston $23,331,567
7Atlanta/Savannah $18,695,770
8Seattle $18,612,680
9Jacksonville/Tampa $17,291,786
10Ogdensburg, N.Y. $16,753,081

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Long Beach rose 64.03 percent compared to last year to $531.24 million.
  • Port of New York rose 37.2 percent compared to last year to $371.96 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 29.15 percent compared to last year to $250.24 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 6.57 percent compared to last year to $150.31 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 34.04 percent compared to last year to $147.29 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 $343.04 million, 24.94 percent, (38.79 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $48.36 million, 19.71 percent, (11.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 South Korea increased $142.2 million, 139.48 percent, (9.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Japan increased $78.98 million, 103.44 percent, (5.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Malaysia increased $142.96 million, 2698.9 percent, (5.57 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 70.4 percent of all these Copper waste and scrap exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.87 billion of the $2.66 billion total.

All totaled, 54.51 percent of all these Copper waste and scrap exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.45 billion of the $2.66 billion total