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

Exports: Refined copper, alloys, unwrought

Refined copper, alloys, unwrought, the No. 179 export by value totaled $87.87 million for the month of December, $1.54 billion through December 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$803.4 M
2China$359.17 M
3Canada$298.47 M
4South Korea$40.84 M
5Germany$11.8 M
6India$3.86 M
7Japan$2.69 M
8United Kingdom$2.54 M
9Belgium$1.43 M
10The Netherlands$1.36 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.54 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $776,958,598
2Port of New Orleans $340,921,209
3Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $251,329,849
4Port of Long Beach $26,853,529
5Trout River, NY Border Crossing $24,148,358
6Port of Oakland, Calif. $20,413,075
7Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $13,507,998
8Port of Los Angeles $12,320,077
9Port of New York $8,878,852
10El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $8,603,643

U.S. exports of Refined copper, alloys, unwrought increased 65.72 percent through December to $1.54 billion

U.S. exports of Refined copper, alloys, unwrought increased 65.72 percent from $929.67 million to $1.54 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 179 through December among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 258 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 December of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Laredo, No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $803,395,551
2China $359,172,595
3Canada $298,471,995
4South Korea $40,835,021
5Germany $11,804,512
6India $3,863,141
7Japan $2,686,617
8United Kingdom $2,542,050
9Belgium $1,425,396
10The Netherlands $1,356,737

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1LAREDO, TX $325,213,426
2DETROIT, MI $94,330,814
3NEW ORLEANS, LA $24,206,402
4LOS ANGELES, CA $19,078,408
5NEW YORK CITY, NY $7,077,888
6SAN DIEGO, CA $4,645,322
7BUFFALO, NY $4,641,374
8PHILADELPHIA, PA $4,017,598
9PEMBINA, ND $1,985,174
10EL PASO, TX $1,887,976

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Laredo rose 26.04 percent compared to last year to $776.96 million.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 389.26 percent compared to last year to $340.92 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 132.41 percent compared to last year to $251.33 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 7.34 percent compared to last year to $26.85 million.
  • Trout River, NY Border Crossing totaled $24.15 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 $163.16 million, 25.48 percent, (52.15 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China increased $270.6 million, 305.53 percent, (23.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada increased $165.83 million, 125.02 percent, (19.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $13.14 million, 47.43 percent, (2.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Germany decreased $545,362, 4.42 percent, (0.77 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.25 percent of all these Refined copper, alloys, unwrought exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $1.51 billion of the $1.54 billion total.

All totaled, 92.18 percent of all these Refined copper, alloys, unwrought exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $1.42 billion of the $1.54 billion total