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

Imports: Aluminum waste and scrap

Aluminum waste and scrap, the No. 382 import by value totaled $60.01 million for the month of August, $554.55 million through August 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$361.6 M
2Mexico$149.46 M
3Guatemala$10.19 M
4United Kingdom$4.11 M
5Chile$3.43 M
6South Korea$2.85 M
7Costa Rica$2.83 M
8Panama$2.17 M
9Colombia$1.58 M
10El Salvador$1.53 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $554.55 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $120,068,968
2Port Laredo $83,439,759
3Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $62,926,005
4Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $58,932,071
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $46,265,524
6El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $25,253,639
7Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. $21,787,261
8Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $20,858,922
9Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $20,532,398
10Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $15,183,526

U.S. imports of Aluminum waste and scrap decreased 26.66 percent through August to $554.55 million

U.S. imports of Aluminum waste and scrap decreased 26.66 percent from $756.17 million to $554.55 million through the first eight 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 382 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 313 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 August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Guatemala, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Chile. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. 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 Brazil 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 – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $361,595,719
2Mexico $149,455,410
3Guatemala $10,186,161
4United Kingdom $4,106,650
5Chile $3,425,313
6South Korea $2,850,357
7Costa Rica $2,825,712
8Panama $2,174,515
9Colombia $1,580,724
10El Salvador $1,527,240

January – August 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 eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 13.71 percent compared to last year to $120.07 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 28.94 percent compared to last year to $83.44 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 0.51 percent compared to last year to $62.93 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. fell 29.44 percent compared to last year to $58.93 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 0.37 percent compared to last year to $46.27 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 $72.18 million, 16.64 percent, (65.2 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $59.64 million, 28.52 percent, (26.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Guatemala decreased $5.13 million, 33.51 percent, (1.84 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom decreased $574,215, 12.27 percent, (0.74 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Chile decreased $3.3 million, 49.07 percent, (0.62 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 95.35 percent of all these Aluminum waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $528.77 million of the $554.55 million total.

All totaled, 67.01 percent of all these Aluminum waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $371.63 million of the $554.55 million total