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

Exports: Paper, paperboard scrap

Paper, paperboard scrap, the No. 131 export by value totaled $175.5 million for the month of February, $358.42 million through February of 2020, and $2.7 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$109.67 M
2India$74.32 M
3Mexico$36.42 M
4South Korea$20.82 M
5Taiwan$18.63 M
6Vietnam$18.41 M
7Canada$16.44 M
8Indonesia$9.7 M
9Thailand$9.14 M
10Myanmar (Burma)$6.73 M

Top Gateways

RankPortYTD
1Port of Los Angeles$65.27 M
2Port of New York$61.6 M
3Port of Oakland, Calif.$51.5 M
4Port of Long Beach$32.51 M
5Port of Baltimore, Md.$17.34 M
6Port of Newark$13.37 M
7Port Laredo$12.47 M
8Port Miami$10.32 M
9Port of Charleston$10.31 M
10Port of Boston$9.94 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $358.42 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $65,272,561
2Port of New York $61,602,887
3Port of Oakland, Calif. $51,500,892
4Port of Long Beach $32,510,183
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $17,343,546
6Port of Newark $13,366,779
7Port Laredo $12,468,193
8Port Miami $10,324,551
9Port of Charleston $10,311,278
10Port of Boston $9,940,639

U.S. exports of Paper, paperboard scrap decreased 31.52 percent through February to $358.42 million

U.S. exports of Paper, paperboard scrap decreased 31.52 percent from $523.4 million to $358.42 million through the first two 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 131 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 99 for the last full year with a total value of $2.7 billion, a $595.68 million, 18.08 percent decrease from the 2018 total.

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

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $109,672,430
2India $74,315,171
3Mexico $36,415,095
4South Korea $20,819,175
5Taiwan $18,626,084
6Vietnam $18,408,539
7Canada $16,435,782
8Indonesia $9,703,134
9Thailand $9,140,247
10Myanmar (Burma) $6,729,733

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LOS ANGELES, CA $88,701,226
2NEW YORK CITY, NY $67,936,914
3SAN FRANCISCO, CA $43,392,894
4BALTIMORE, MD $21,486,966
5LAREDO, TX $17,145,992
6SEATTLE, WA $14,159,154
7MIAMI, FL $10,796,076
8SAVANNAH, GA $9,148,676
9NORFOLK, VA $8,808,478
10BOSTON, MA $8,788,488

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 41.79 percent compared to last year to $65.27 million.
  • Port of New York fell 33.43 percent compared to last year to $61.6 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 9.83 percent compared to last year to $51.5 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 27.77 percent compared to last year to $32.51 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 21.53 percent compared to last year to $17.34 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 $71.45 million, 39.45 percent, (30.6 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 India decreased $6.48 million, 8.02 percent, (20.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Mexico decreased $33.04 million, 47.57 percent, (10.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea decreased $11.29 million, 35.16 percent, (5.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Taiwan decreased $4.48 million, 19.38 percent, (5.2 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 72.5 percent of all these Paper, paperboard scrap exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $259.85 million of the $358.42 million total.

All totaled, 63.68 percent of all these Paper, paperboard scrap exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $228.23 million of the $358.42 million total