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

Imports: Aluminum waste and scrap

Aluminum waste and scrap, the No. 378 import by value totaled $67.9 million for the month of March, $207.31 million through March of 2019, and $1.09 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 Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$134.26 M
2Mexico$57.11 M
3Guatemala$3.42 M
4Chile$1.74 M
5United Kingdom$1.24 M
6South Korea$1.16 M
7Costa Rica$1.12 M
8Panama$841,998
9Dominican Republic$627,388
10Nigeria$596,403
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U.S. imports of Aluminum waste and scrap decreased 13.86 percent through March to $207.31 million

U.S. imports of Aluminum waste and scrap decreased 13.86 percent from $240.66 million to $207.31 million 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 378 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 337 for the last full year with a total value of $1.09 billion, a $87.44 million, 8.72 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Guatemala, No. 4 Chile and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y., No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Guatemala, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Venezuela. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y., No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $134,264,930
2Mexico $57,114,743
3Guatemala $3,418,768
4Chile $1,736,469
5United Kingdom $1,237,678
6South Korea $1,162,199
7Costa Rica $1,121,395
8Panama $841,998
9Dominican Republic $627,388
10Nigeria $596,403

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $87,087,744
2Laredo $48,171,417
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $37,956,373
4Buffalo $29,001,715
5Pembina, N.D. $20,325,750
6El Paso $14,324,954
7San Diego $12,560,503
8Seattle $11,924,272
9Mobile $8,251,641
10Miami $7,376,023

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:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 15.79 percent compared to last year to $43.62 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 4.53 percent compared to last year to $32.29 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. fell 13.49 percent compared to last year to $24.16 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 28.18 percent compared to last year to $22.15 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 35.72 percent compared to last year to $19.9 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. imports from No. 1 Canada decreased $10.85 million, 7.48 percent, (64.76 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $2.27 million, 3.82 percent, (27.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Guatemala decreased $1.5 million, 30.43 percent, (1.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Chile decreased $821,657, 32.12 percent, (0.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 United Kingdom decreased $29,811, 2.35 percent, (0.6 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 95.4 percent of all these Aluminum waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $197.77 million of the $207.31 million total.

All totaled, 68.55 percent of all these Aluminum waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $142.12 million of the $207.31 million total