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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through July 2019.

Exports: Scrap iron, steel

Scrap iron, steel, the No. 57 export by value totaled $487.87 million for the month of July, $3.16 billion through July of 2019, and $5.91 billion for all of 2018, 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
1Turkey$600 M
2Taiwan$367.42 M
3India$299.35 M
4South Korea$223.5 M
5Vietnam$210.86 M
6Mexico$200.18 M
7Malaysia$185.86 M
8Bangladesh$160.52 M
9Pakistan$120.47 M
10Canada$118.99 M
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.16 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $405,989,495
2Port of Newark $345,176,606
3Port of Oakland, Calif. $240,728,504
4Port of Long Beach $229,604,260
5Port of New York $161,881,714
6Port of Philadelphia $150,507,559
7Port of Boston $120,851,507
8Port of Providence, R.I. $120,749,321
9Port of Baltimore, Md. $119,738,224
10Port of Houston $111,850,260

U.S. exports of Scrap iron, steel decreased 10.69 percent through July to $3.16 billion

U.S. exports of Scrap iron, steel decreased 10.69 percent from $3.53 billion to $3.16 billion through the first seven months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 57 through July among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 47 for the last full year with a total value of $5.91 billion, a $994.92 million, 20.24 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through July of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Turkey, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 India, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Vietnam. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port of New York.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Turkey, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 India and No. 5 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif., No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port of Philadelphia.

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Turkey $600,002,013
2Taiwan $367,422,210
3India $299,354,366
4South Korea $223,504,079
5Vietnam $210,856,955
6Mexico $200,182,512
7Malaysia $185,858,968
8Bangladesh $160,520,844
9Pakistan $120,474,074
10Canada $118,985,622

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $325,661,930
2New York City $274,889,353
3San Francisco $163,160,127
4Boston $117,756,731
5Portland/Columbia-Snake River $101,909,348
6Seattle $95,809,288
7Philadelphia $94,628,788
8Laredo $81,824,225
9Providence, R.I. $70,827,257
10Miami $65,602,229

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles fell 16.84 percent compared to last year to $405.99 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 12.41 percent compared to last year to $345.18 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 7.34 percent compared to last year to $240.73 million.
  • Port of Long Beach fell 8.37 percent compared to last year to $229.6 million.
  • Port of New York rose 35.47 percent compared to last year to $161.88 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 Turkey decreased $64.5 million, 9.71 percent, (19.01 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Taiwan decreased $31.34 million, 7.86 percent, (11.64 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 India increased $29.63 million, 10.99 percent, (9.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 South Korea increased $89.81 million, 67.18 percent, (7.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Vietnam increased $42.4 million, 25.17 percent, (6.68 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 53.9 percent of all these Scrap iron, steel exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $1.7 billion of the $3.16 billion total.

All totaled, 43.83 percent of all these Scrap iron, steel exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $1.38 billion of the $3.16 billion total