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

Imports: Aluminum waste and scrap

Aluminum waste and scrap, the No. 375 import by value totaled $63.08 million for the month of February, $139.41 million through February 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$89.35 M
2Mexico$38.84 M
3Guatemala$2.47 M
4Chile$1.3 M
5Costa Rica$796,064
6United Kingdom$718,293
7Panama$652,598
8South Korea$648,746
9El Salvador$442,586
10Taiwan$395,612
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U.S. imports of Aluminum waste and scrap decreased 8.25 percent through February to $139.41 million

U.S. imports of Aluminum waste and scrap decreased 8.25 percent from $151.95 million to $139.41 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 375 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 340 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 February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Guatemala, No. 4 Chile and No. 5 Costa Rica. 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 Chile and No. 5 Spain. 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $89,353,638
2Mexico $38,844,100
3Guatemala $2,471,201
4Chile $1,295,540
5Costa Rica $796,064
6United Kingdom $718,293
7Panama $652,598
8South Korea $648,746
9El Salvador $442,586
10Taiwan $395,612

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 11.91 percent compared to last year to $29.34 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 6.02 percent compared to last year to $21.84 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. fell 12.5 percent compared to last year to $15.76 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 26.27 percent compared to last year to $14.51 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 63.12 percent compared to last year to $13.77 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 $2.89 million, 3.13 percent, (64.09 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $962,761, 2.54 percent, (27.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Guatemala decreased $215,850, 8.03 percent, (1.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Chile decreased $467,663, 26.52 percent, (0.93 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Costa Rica decreased $157,312, 16.5 percent, (0.57 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 95.23 percent of all these Aluminum waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $132.76 million of the $139.41 million total.

All totaled, 68.3 percent of all these Aluminum waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $95.21 million of the $139.41 million total