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

Exports: Scrap of precious metal

Scrap of precious metal, the No. 73 export by value totaled $392.86 million for the month of February, $707.78 million through February 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$239.17 M
2United Kingdom$119.05 M
3Germany$102.58 M
4Italy$100.93 M
5Japan$66.14 M
6Switzerland$34.92 M
7Belgium$24.06 M
8Sweden$12.47 M
9Mexico$4.63 M
10Thailand$2.04 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $707.78 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $110,415,312
2Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $75,896,487
3Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $57,572,925
4Port of New York $51,195,436
5Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $50,806,528
6John F. Kennedy International Airport $47,823,034
7Port of Virginia $45,108,479
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $36,827,774
9Los Angeles International Airport $35,182,788
10Port of Charleston $34,327,263

U.S. exports of Scrap of precious metal decreased 10.67 percent through February to $707.78 million

U.S. exports of Scrap of precious metal decreased 10.67 percent from $792.32 million to $707.78 million through the first two 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 73 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 61 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 February of this 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 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 Alexandria Bay, N.Y..

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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $239,166,688
2United Kingdom $119,047,959
3Germany $102,579,751
4Italy $100,934,318
5Japan $66,137,411
6Switzerland $34,919,624
7Belgium $24,060,721
8Sweden $12,474,020
9Mexico $4,629,002
10Thailand $2,044,799

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark fell 4.17 percent compared to last year to $110.42 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 135.01 percent compared to last year to $75.9 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 143.37 percent compared to last year to $57.57 million.
  • Port of New York fell 4.66 percent compared to last year to $51.2 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. rose 23.17 percent compared to last year to $50.81 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 $103.31 million, 76.05 percent, (33.79 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 United Kingdom decreased $58.19 million, 32.83 percent, (16.82 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Germany decreased $173.7 million, 62.87 percent, (14.49 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Italy increased $15.26 million, 17.81 percent, (14.26 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan increased $8.69 million, 15.12 percent, (9.34 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 88.71 percent of all these Scrap of precious metal exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $627.87 million of the $707.78 million total.

All totaled, 48.87 percent of all these Scrap of precious metal exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $345.89 million of the $707.78 million total