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

Imports: Copper bars, rods

Copper bars, rods, the No. 507 import by value totaled $40.54 million for the month of October, $368.32 million through October of 2018, and $369.55 million 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
1Germany$64.59 M
2South Korea$53.01 M
3Mexico$47.49 M
4Peru$41.57 M
5France$37.7 M
6Brazil$24.86 M
7Finland$20.7 M
8South Africa$14.15 M
9United Kingdom$13.6 M
10China$10.44 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $368.32 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $85,352,941
2Port Laredo $47,294,128
3Port of Los Angeles $44,520,774
4Port of Houston $40,013,384
5Port of Virginia $25,041,990
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $20,436,418
7Port of New York $20,236,541
8Port of Chester, Penn. $18,035,883
9Port of Charleston $14,398,621
10Port of Long Beach $7,709,913

U.S. imports of Copper bars, rods increased 21.33 percent through October to $368.32 million

U.S. imports of Copper bars, rods increased 21.33 percent from $303.57 million to $368.32 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 507 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 537 for the last full year with a total value of $369.55 million, a $93.49 million, 33.87 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Peru and No. 5 France. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 France and No. 5 Peru. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port Laredo, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $64,585,293
2South Korea $53,009,038
3Mexico $47,491,777
4Peru $41,569,709
5France $37,698,661
6Brazil $24,861,781
7Finland $20,698,284
8South Africa $14,147,490
9United Kingdom $13,603,205
10China $10,435,812

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $16,169,549
2Laredo $8,101,289
3Los Angeles $7,990,135
4Houston $5,199,418
5Chicago $4,811,292
6Atlanta/Savannah $3,554,260
7Cleveland $2,983,319
8Charleston $2,692,380
9San Francisco $2,561,208
10Detroit $2,106,190

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:

  • Port of Newark rose 11.46 percent compared to last year to $85.35 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 15.06 percent compared to last year to $47.29 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 39.21 percent compared to last year to $44.52 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 2.52 percent compared to last year to $40.01 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 46.9 percent compared to last year to $25.04 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 Germany increased $22.59 million, 53.78 percent, (17.54 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Korea increased $9.4 million, 21.56 percent, (14.39 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $6.21 million, 15.03 percent, (12.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Peru increased $8.87 million, 27.13 percent, (11.29 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 France increased $1.11 million, 3.04 percent, (10.24 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 66.34 percent of all these Copper bars, rods imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $244.35 million of the $368.32 million total.

All totaled, 65.77 percent of all these Copper bars, rods imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $242.22 million of the $368.32 million total