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

Exports: Paper, paperboard scrap

Paper, paperboard scrap, the No. 103 export by value totaled $310.29 million for the month of October, $2.69 billion through October of 2018, and $3.18 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$1.1 B
2India$447.28 M
3Mexico$299.27 M
4South Korea$153.84 M
5Canada$137.48 M
6Indonesia$116.85 M
7Vietnam$96.24 M
8Taiwan$76.98 M
9Thailand$40.84 M
10Italy$38.43 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.69 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $510,346,113
2Port of New York $476,282,927
3Port of Long Beach $288,342,893
4Port of Oakland, Calif. $282,437,870
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $126,570,911
6Port Laredo $108,356,215
7Port of Virginia $91,729,871
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $69,932,998
9Port of Seattle, Wash. $69,929,130
10Port of Newark $67,472,654

U.S. exports of Paper, paperboard scrap increased 1.48 percent through October to $2.69 billion

U.S. exports of Paper, paperboard scrap increased 1.48 percent from $2.65 billion to $2.69 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 103 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 98 for the last full year with a total value of $3.18 billion, a $45.73 million, 1.46 percent increase from the 2016 total.

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

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

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $1,104,770,976
2India $447,279,264
3Mexico $299,273,970
4South Korea $153,839,474
5Canada $137,478,849
6Indonesia $116,851,162
7Vietnam $96,244,970
8Taiwan $76,977,836
9Thailand $40,835,157
10Italy $38,427,046

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $143,083,518
2New York City $96,522,512
3San Francisco $43,269,321
4Laredo $31,336,193
5Baltimore $25,598,934
6Seattle $22,794,088
7Norfolk $16,368,186
8Miami $14,999,128
9Atlanta/Savannah $11,384,577
10Charleston $10,114,531

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 Los Angeles rose 15.97 percent compared to last year to $510.35 million.
  • Port of New York rose 0.3 percent compared to last year to $476.28 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 1.85 percent compared to last year to $288.34 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 17.33 percent compared to last year to $282.44 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 4.23 percent compared to last year to $126.57 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 $382.4 million, 25.71 percent, (41.08 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 India increased $161.12 million, 56.3 percent, (16.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico increased $4.7 million, 1.6 percent, (11.13 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $15.32 million, 11.06 percent, (5.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Canada increased $6.69 million, 5.11 percent, (5.11 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.66 percent of all these Paper, paperboard scrap exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $2.14 billion of the $2.69 billion total.

All totaled, 62.61 percent of all these Paper, paperboard scrap exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.68 billion of the $2.69 billion total