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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Imports: Aluminum waste and scrap

Aluminum waste and scrap, the No. 315 import by value totaled $94.59 million for the month of October, $938.17 million through October of 2018, and $1 billion for all of 2017, 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$547.53 M
2Mexico$256.62 M
3Guatemala$18.34 M
4Venezuela$9.13 M
5Brazil$8.44 M
6Chile$7.71 M
7Spain$7.27 M
8El Salvador$6.47 M
9United Kingdom$5.78 M
10Turkey$5.75 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $938.17 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $176,078,665
2Port Laredo $140,678,098
3Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $105,226,198
4Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $81,259,030
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $59,729,610
6Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $40,952,630
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $40,698,254
8El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $38,055,413
9Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $34,745,358
10Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $30,610,849

U.S. imports of Aluminum waste and scrap increased 10.73 percent through October to $938.17 million

U.S. imports of Aluminum waste and scrap increased 10.73 percent from $847.23 million to $938.17 million through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 315 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 318 for the last full year with a total value of $1 billion, a $234.82 million, 30.57 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Guatemala, No. 4 Venezuela and No. 5 Brazil. 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 Venezuela, No. 4 Guatemala and No. 5 Saudi Arabia. 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 of Savannah, Ga..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $547,529,899
2Mexico $256,615,978
3Guatemala $18,340,014
4Venezuela $9,134,987
5Brazil $8,439,566
6Chile $7,709,297
7Spain $7,271,614
8El Salvador $6,469,727
9United Kingdom $5,781,306
10Turkey $5,746,412

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $42,625,973
2Laredo $22,852,541
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $19,746,950
4Buffalo $11,491,904
5Pembina, N.D. $10,426,222
6El Paso $7,765,427
7San Diego $6,498,030
8Seattle $5,288,757
9Atlanta/Savannah $5,120,062
10Miami $4,662,145

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 12.35 percent compared to last year to $176.08 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 12.49 percent compared to last year to $140.68 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. rose 5.22 percent compared to last year to $105.23 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 41.2 percent compared to last year to $81.26 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 61.18 percent compared to last year to $59.73 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 increased $69.64 million, 14.57 percent, (58.36 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $50.57 million, 24.54 percent, (27.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Guatemala increased $2.95 million, 19.17 percent, (1.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Venezuela decreased $7.87 million, 46.29 percent, (0.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Brazil increased $1.11 million, 15.14 percent, (0.9 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 89.54 percent of all these Aluminum waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $840.06 million of the $938.17 million total.

All totaled, 60.01 percent of all these Aluminum waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $562.97 million of the $938.17 million total