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

Exports: Scrap of precious metal

Scrap of precious metal, the No. 66 export by value totaled $542.99 million for the month of August, $3.19 billion through August 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

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Top Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$1.04 B
2United Kingdom$549.91 M
3Italy$504.24 M
4Germany$455.13 M
5Japan$348.8 M
6Belgium$127.06 M
7Switzerland$80.09 M
8Sweden$37.92 M
9Mexico$18.4 M
10Hong Kong$7.69 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $3.19 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $406,631,023
2Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $350,488,738
3Port of Virginia $284,138,910
4Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $268,901,091
5Los Angeles International Airport $232,453,239
6John F. Kennedy International Airport $232,380,986
7Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $229,360,400
8Port of New York $209,972,778
9Port of Charleston $179,512,557
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $121,904,402

U.S. exports of Scrap of precious metal increased 5.48 percent through August to $3.19 billion

U.S. exports of Scrap of precious metal increased 5.48 percent from $3.03 billion to $3.19 billion through the first eight 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 66 through August among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 70 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 August 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 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport.

In the last previous full 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.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $1,039,973,024
2United Kingdom $549,914,268
3Italy $504,241,058
4Germany $455,131,519
5Japan $348,795,897
6Belgium $127,057,026
7Switzerland $80,093,751
8Sweden $37,924,859
9Mexico $18,402,220
10Hong Kong $7,692,523

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark fell 22.53 percent compared to last year to $406.63 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 101.02 percent compared to last year to $350.49 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 149.87 percent compared to last year to $284.14 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. rose 44.18 percent compared to last year to $268.9 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 48.67 percent compared to last year to $232.45 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 $308.23 million, 42.12 percent, (32.58 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 United Kingdom decreased $81.78 million, 12.95 percent, (17.23 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Italy increased $102.62 million, 25.55 percent, (15.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Germany decreased $248.65 million, 35.33 percent, (14.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $108.96 million, 45.43 percent, (10.93 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 90.78 percent of all these Scrap of precious metal exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $2.9 billion of the $3.19 billion total.

All totaled, 48.32 percent of all these Scrap of precious metal exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $1.54 billion of the $3.19 billion total