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

Imports: Copper ores and concentrates

Copper ores and concentrates, the No. 785 import by value totaled $13.37 million for the month of October, $109.05 million through October of 2018, and $95.29 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
1Mexico$59.7 M
2Canada$49.31 M
3China$44,696
4United Kingdom$0
5Thailand$0
6Malaysia$0
7Japan$0
8France$0
9Hong Kong$0
10El Salvador$0
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $109.05 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $59,696,138
2Port of Skagway, Alaska $49,248,000
3Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $63,986
4Port of Los Angeles $22,970
5Port of Tacoma, Wash. $21,726
6Port of Virginia $0
7Brownsville International Bridges $0
8Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $0

U.S. imports of Copper ores and concentrates increased 20.38 percent through October to $109.05 million

U.S. imports of Copper ores and concentrates increased 20.38 percent from $90.59 million to $109.05 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 785 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 800 for the last full year with a total value of $95.29 million, a $50.08 million, 34.45 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources only markets for U.S. imports in this category were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China and No. 4 Saudi Arabia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 2 Port of Skagway, Alaska, No. 3 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y., No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Tacoma, Wash..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources only markets for U.S. imports of were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Saudi Arabia and No. 4 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Skagway, Alaska, No. 2 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Brownsville International Bridges and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $59,696,138
2Canada $49,311,986
3China $44,696
4Saudi Arabia $0

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Phoenix/Nogales $27,468,368
2Anchorage $13,824,000
3Portland/Columbia-Snake River $21,726

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:

  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 184.28 percent compared to last year to $59.7 million.
  • Port of Skagway, Alaska fell 29.19 percent compared to last year to $49.25 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. totaled $63,986. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Los Angeles totaled $22,970. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. totaled $21,726. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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 Mexico increased $38.68 million, 184.03 percent, (54.74 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $20.24 million, 29.1 percent, (45.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China increased $44,696, 0 percent, (0.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Saudi Arabia decreased $14,492, 100 percent, (0 percent market share).

All totaled, 100 percent of all these Copper ores and concentrates imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $109.05 million of the $109.05 million total.

All totaled, 100 percent of all these Copper ores and concentrates imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $109.05 million of the $109.05 million total