Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through June 2020.

Exports: Copper waste and scrap

Copper waste and scrap, the No. 113 export by value totaled $188.44 million for the month of June, $1.2 billion through June of 2020, and $2.83 billion for all of 2019, 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$185.88 M
2Canada$148.6 M
3South Korea$140.9 M
4Malaysia$127.77 M
5Germany$90.95 M
6Taiwan$62.19 M
7Belgium$59.19 M
8Japan$57.21 M
9India$55.66 M
10Vietnam$40.45 M
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U.S. exports of Copper waste and scrap decreased 18.45 percent through June to $1.2 billion

U.S. exports of Copper waste and scrap decreased 18.45 percent from $1.47 billion to $1.2 billion through the first six months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 113 through June among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 115 for the last full year with a total value of $2.83 billion, a $354.52 million, 11.14 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through June of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Long Beach, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources 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..

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Long Beach fell 20.11 percent compared to last year to $197.86 million.
  • Port of New York fell 3.69 percent compared to last year to $179.25 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 19.06 percent compared to last year to $141.73 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 28.46 percent compared to last year to $66.73 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 29.77 percent compared to last year to $63.49 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 from No. 1 China decreased $79.08 million, 29.85 percent, (15.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Canada decreased $10.03 million, 6.33 percent, (12.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 South Korea increased $5.94 million, 4.4 percent, (11.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Malaysia decreased $82.01 million, 39.09 percent, (10.68 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 Germany decreased $5.46 million, 5.66 percent, (7.6 percent market share).

All totaled, 58.01 percent of all these Copper waste and scrap exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through June of this year. That is equal to $694.1 million of the $1.2 billion total.

All totaled, 54.24 percent of all these Copper waste and scrap exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through June of this year. That is equal to $649.06 million of the $1.2 billion total