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

Imports: Copper bars, rods

Copper bars, rods, the No. 510 import by value totaled $37.87 million for the month of December, $440.76 million through December 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$75.96 M
2South Korea$64.56 M
3Mexico$56.39 M
4Peru$48.71 M
5France$45.61 M
6Brazil$28.78 M
7Finland$23.95 M
8South Africa$17.11 M
9United Kingdom$16.05 M
10China$14.48 M

Top Gateways

RankPortYTD
1Port of Newark$104.17 M
2Port Laredo$56.07 M
3Port of Los Angeles$55.79 M
4Port of Houston$48.28 M
5Port of Savannah, Ga.$26.64 M
6Port of Virginia$26.54 M
7Port of New York$23.02 M
8Port of Chester, Penn.$21.1 M
9Port of Charleston$15.81 M
10Port of Long Beach$10.31 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $440.76 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $104,165,445
2Port Laredo $56,072,050
3Port of Los Angeles $55,793,145
4Port of Houston $48,275,136
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $26,642,172
6Port of Virginia $26,540,860
7Port of New York $23,017,313
8Port of Chester, Penn. $21,101,263
9Port of Charleston $15,812,205
10Port of Long Beach $10,310,817

U.S. imports of Copper bars, rods increased 19.27 percent through December to $440.76 million

U.S. imports of Copper bars, rods increased 19.27 percent from $369.55 million to $440.76 million in 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 510 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 535 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 December 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 Savannah, Ga..

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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $75,955,657
2South Korea $64,564,691
3Mexico $56,392,069
4Peru $48,708,591
5France $45,608,541
6Brazil $28,781,740
7Finland $23,945,064
8South Africa $17,111,381
9United Kingdom $16,051,601
10China $14,477,438

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $25,401,982
2Los Angeles $15,039,368
3Laredo $12,163,793
4Houston $10,793,205
5Chicago $6,663,334
6Atlanta/Savannah $6,220,980
7Cleveland $4,261,952
8Charleston $3,975,434
9Philadelphia $2,987,497
10San Francisco $2,928,658

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 13.47 percent compared to last year to $104.17 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 13.43 percent compared to last year to $56.07 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 38.62 percent compared to last year to $55.79 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 5.22 percent compared to last year to $48.28 million.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 33.13 percent compared to last year to $26.64 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 $21.62 million, 39.8 percent, (17.23 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 South Korea increased $9.93 million, 18.18 percent, (14.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $6.71 million, 13.51 percent, (12.79 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Peru increased $8.73 million, 21.83 percent, (11.05 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 France increased $2.9 million, 6.79 percent, (10.35 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 66.07 percent of all these Copper bars, rods imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $291.23 million of the $440.76 million total.

All totaled, 66.01 percent of all these Copper bars, rods imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $290.95 million of the $440.76 million total