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

Exports: Refined copper, alloys, unwrought

Refined copper, alloys, unwrought, the No. 193 export by value totaled $235.06 million for the month of October, $1.2 billion through October of 2018, and $929.67 million 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
1Mexico$693.52 M
2Canada$248.84 M
3China$188.77 M
4South Korea$36.46 M
5Germany$9.22 M
6India$3.42 M
7Japan$2.43 M
8United Kingdom$2.06 M
9Belgium$1.25 M
10The Netherlands$1.05 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.2 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $676,360,868
2Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $203,846,123
3Port of New Orleans $171,230,153
4Port of Long Beach $25,887,108
5Trout River, NY Border Crossing $24,020,872
6Port of Oakland, Calif. $20,413,075
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $12,285,304
8Port of Los Angeles $8,599,933
9Port of New York $7,406,775
10Tecate Border Crossing, Calif. $6,869,311

U.S. exports of Refined copper, alloys, unwrought increased 50.63 percent through October to $1.2 billion

U.S. exports of Refined copper, alloys, unwrought increased 50.63 percent from $797.09 million to $1.2 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 193 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 256 for the last full year with a total value of $929.67 million, a $9.78 million, 1.04 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Trout River, NY Border Crossing.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Port of New Orleans, No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $693,521,701
2Canada $248,835,998
3China $188,771,466
4South Korea $36,462,076
5Germany $9,224,113
6India $3,416,544
7Japan $2,434,736
8United Kingdom $2,058,918
9Belgium $1,248,041
10The Netherlands $1,053,872

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $124,386,673
2Detroit $17,677,509
3Los Angeles $6,397,053
4New York City $2,359,285
5Buffalo $2,024,664
6San Diego $1,734,988
7Philadelphia $1,349,016
8Pembina, N.D. $886,750
9Boston $543,607
10Norfolk $530,408

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 Laredo rose 32.88 percent compared to last year to $676.36 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 97.74 percent compared to last year to $203.85 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 145.86 percent compared to last year to $171.23 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 3.88 percent compared to last year to $25.89 million.
  • Trout River, NY Border Crossing totaled $24.02 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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 Mexico increased $163.22 million, 30.78 percent, (57.76 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Canada increased $126.24 million, 102.97 percent, (20.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 China increased $105.22 million, 125.95 percent, (15.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $11.34 million, 45.15 percent, (3.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany decreased $1.6 million, 14.81 percent, (0.77 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.02 percent of all these Refined copper, alloys, unwrought exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.18 billion of the $1.2 billion total.

All totaled, 91.73 percent of all these Refined copper, alloys, unwrought exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.1 billion of the $1.2 billion total