Current data is through December 2019.

Exports: Zinc waste, scrap

Zinc waste, scrap, the No. 890 export by value totaled $2.59 million for the month of December, $40.37 million in 2019, and $49.11 million 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

RankCountry2019
1India$13 M
2Taiwan$9.06 M
3Hong Kong$5.54 M
4Italy$3.47 M
5Japan$2.44 M
6Luxembourg$1.69 M
7United Kingdom$1.24 M
8Malaysia$985,260
9Belgium$812,562
10Canada$668,682
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U.S. exports of Zinc waste, scrap decreased 17.79 percent through December 2019 to $40.37 million

U.S. exports of Zinc waste, scrap decreased 17.79 percent from $49.11 million to $40.37 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 890 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 871 for the last full year with a total value of $49.11 million, a $7.94 million, 19.29 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December of 2019 the top trade partners were No. 1 India, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Hong Kong, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Long Beach, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 India, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 China, No. 4 Luxembourg and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Long Beach, No. 2 Port of New York, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

January – December 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1India $12,997,642
2Taiwan $9,057,965
3Hong Kong $5,541,444
4Italy $3,466,245
5Japan $2,437,816
6Luxembourg $1,692,078
7United Kingdom $1,243,836
8Malaysia $985,260
9Belgium $812,562
10Canada $668,682

January – December 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $6,376,337
2New York City $2,081,749
3Baltimore $1,745,264
4Houston $1,156,329
5Atlanta/Savannah $980,640
6Norfolk $973,751
7Charleston $365,532
8Seattle $353,864
9Detroit $304,694
10Philadelphia $221,676

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five of 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Long Beach fell 32.88 percent compared to last year to $10.6 million.
  • Port of New York fell 9.07 percent compared to last year to $7.49 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 25.49 percent compared to last year to $4.93 million.
  • Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 260.21 percent compared to last year to $3.51 million.
  • Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 21.38 percent compared to last year to $2.98 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 India decreased $4.95 million, 27.56 percent, (32.19 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Taiwan decreased $1.06 million, 10.52 percent, (22.43 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Hong Kong increased $5.32 million, 2436.47 percent, (13.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Italy increased $920,624, 36.17 percent, (8.59 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Japan decreased $272,465, 10.05 percent, (6.04 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 82.98 percent of all these Zinc waste, scrap exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $33.5 million of the $40.37 million total.

All totaled, 73.07 percent of all these Zinc waste, scrap exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $29.5 million of the $40.37 million total