Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through March 2019.

Exports: Scrap of precious metal

Scrap of precious metal, the No. 67 export by value totaled $455.58 million for the month of March, $1.16 billion through March of 2019, and $4.3 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

Click on any of the countries in the chart below to gain access to the specific exports and imports between that country and (port), how it compares to other ports for trade with that country, how that trade has changed over time, and much more. Data available both by value and tonnage. Download data. If you are not a subscriber, you can learn more by clicking on the subscribe link.

Top Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$365.42 M
2United Kingdom$205.43 M
3Italy$182.61 M
4Germany$165.31 M
5Japan$113.92 M
6Belgium$53.23 M
7Switzerland$42.81 M
8Sweden$18.63 M
9Mexico$6.92 M
10Hong Kong$2.69 M
Data loading...
January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.16 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $183,767,347
2Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $111,840,706
3Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $95,371,316
4Port of New York $82,359,011
5Port of Virginia $81,459,277
6Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $78,983,569
7John F. Kennedy International Airport $70,648,457
8Los Angeles International Airport $67,271,963
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $59,237,459
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $55,024,412

U.S. exports of Scrap of precious metal decreased 1.68 percent through March to $1.16 billion

U.S. exports of Scrap of precious metal decreased 1.68 percent from $1.18 billion to $1.16 billion through the first three 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 67 through March among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 66 for the last full year with a total value of $4.3 billion, a $579.27 million, 15.57 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Italy, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 3 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Canada, 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.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $365,423,291
2United Kingdom $205,431,700
3Italy $182,612,663
4Germany $165,311,568
5Japan $113,919,672
6Belgium $53,227,289
7Switzerland $42,810,439
8Sweden $18,630,027
9Mexico $6,919,971
10Hong Kong $2,690,619

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $452,582,100
2Los Angeles $288,837,774
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $177,914,501
4Charleston $91,516,447
5Cleveland $87,523,308
6Norfolk $68,422,379
7Buffalo $50,780,760
8Atlanta/Savannah $45,604,931
9Philadelphia $38,649,361
10Detroit $20,980,383

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 15.46 percent compared to last year to $183.77 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 74.97 percent compared to last year to $111.84 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 119.96 percent compared to last year to $95.37 million.
  • Port of New York fell 6.98 percent compared to last year to $82.36 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 42.27 percent compared to last year to $81.46 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 $136.8 million, 59.84 percent, (31.41 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 United Kingdom decreased $33.66 million, 14.08 percent, (17.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Italy increased $30.16 million, 19.78 percent, (15.7 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany decreased $188.57 million, 53.29 percent, (14.21 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $19.37 million, 20.49 percent, (9.79 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.77 percent of all these Scrap of precious metal exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $1.03 billion of the $1.16 billion total.

All totaled, 47.69 percent of all these Scrap of precious metal exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $554.8 million of the $1.16 billion total