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

Exports: Scrap of precious metal

Scrap of precious metal, the No. 73 export by value totaled $381.75 million for the month of October, $3.68 billion through October of 2018, and $3.72 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
1Canada$894.64 M
2Germany$861.06 M
3United Kingdom$691.8 M
4Italy$511.09 M
5Japan$297.51 M
6Belgium$204.36 M
7Switzerland$93.88 M
8Sweden$53.18 M
9Mexico$24.93 M
10South Korea$22.43 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.68 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $577,024,773
2Los Angeles International Airport $545,534,700
3Port of New York $314,279,857
4Port of Charleston $306,448,160
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $249,785,411
6Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $236,633,474
7Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $221,782,845
8Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $191,835,489
9Port of Virginia $158,364,374
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $132,606,472

U.S. exports of Scrap of precious metal increased 26.79 percent through October to $3.68 billion

U.S. exports of Scrap of precious metal increased 26.79 percent from $2.9 billion to $3.68 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 73 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 90 for the last full year with a total value of $3.72 billion, a $845.6 million, 18.52 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 3 Port of New York, No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport, No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $894,636,089
2Germany $861,057,469
3United Kingdom $691,803,766
4Italy $511,087,578
5Japan $297,510,681
6Belgium $204,355,223
7Switzerland $93,880,752
8Sweden $53,175,793
9Mexico $24,932,355
10South Korea $22,430,366

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $258,062,447
2Los Angeles $246,243,284
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $64,906,116
4Charleston $34,678,733
5Buffalo $32,572,155
6Cleveland $32,400,321
7Norfolk $32,282,403
8Atlanta/Savannah $23,405,511
9Philadelphia $14,963,443
10Boston $9,748,756

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 of Newark rose 32.88 percent compared to last year to $577.02 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 163 percent compared to last year to $545.53 million.
  • Port of New York rose 34.83 percent compared to last year to $314.28 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 78.45 percent compared to last year to $306.45 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 27.49 percent compared to last year to $249.79 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 Canada increased $66.46 million, 8.02 percent, (24.32 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Germany increased $420.32 million, 95.37 percent, (23.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 United Kingdom increased $234.58 million, 51.31 percent, (18.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Italy increased $71.29 million, 16.21 percent, (13.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $19.48 million, 7.01 percent, (8.09 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.53 percent of all these Scrap of precious metal exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $3.26 billion of the $3.68 billion total.

All totaled, 54.19 percent of all these Scrap of precious metal exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.99 billion of the $3.68 billion total