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

Exports: Paper, paperboard scrap

Paper, paperboard scrap, the No. 102 export by value totaled $290.64 million for the month of December, $3.29 billion through December 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$1.35 B
2India$530.45 M
3Mexico$367.97 M
4South Korea$190.68 M
5Canada$166.15 M
6Indonesia$150.21 M
7Vietnam$114.06 M
8Taiwan$95.49 M
9Thailand$58.24 M
10Italy$48.37 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.29 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $643,568,705
2Port of New York $580,745,800
3Port of Long Beach $354,181,346
4Port of Oakland, Calif. $345,413,052
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $152,563,645
6Port Laredo $132,227,465
7Port of Virginia $110,209,039
8Port of Seattle, Wash. $85,603,494
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $83,391,251
10Port of Newark $79,910,587

U.S. exports of Paper, paperboard scrap increased 3.72 percent through December to $3.29 billion

U.S. exports of Paper, paperboard scrap increased 3.72 percent from $3.18 billion to $3.29 billion in 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 102 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 97 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 December 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 India, No. 3 Mexico, 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $1,350,752,068
2India $530,450,230
3Mexico $367,973,844
4South Korea $190,680,774
5Canada $166,145,349
6Indonesia $150,207,675
7Vietnam $114,056,491
8Taiwan $95,489,573
9Thailand $58,244,494
10Italy $48,374,985

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LOS ANGELES, CA $468,857,456
2NEW YORK CITY, NY $307,714,234
3SAN FRANCISCO, CA $146,534,280
4LAREDO, TX $97,307,420
5BALTIMORE, MD $79,959,130
6SEATTLE, WA $72,789,362
7NORFOLK, VA $52,595,346
8MIAMI, FL $44,460,748
9SAVANNAH, GA $36,525,294
10BOSTON, MA $30,895,024

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 21.2 percent compared to last year to $643.57 million.
  • Port of New York rose 0.29 percent compared to last year to $580.75 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 0.63 percent compared to last year to $354.18 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 19.88 percent compared to last year to $345.41 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 3.47 percent compared to last year to $152.56 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 $358.77 million, 20.99 percent, (41.01 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 India increased $152.17 million, 40.23 percent, (16.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico increased $21.4 million, 6.18 percent, (11.17 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $20.04 million, 11.75 percent, (5.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Canada increased $8.92 million, 5.67 percent, (5.04 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.12 percent of all these Paper, paperboard scrap exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $2.61 billion of the $3.29 billion total.

All totaled, 63.04 percent of all these Paper, paperboard scrap exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $2.08 billion of the $3.29 billion total