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

Imports: Copper ores and concentrates

Copper ores and concentrates, the No. 705 import by value totaled $12.39 million for the month of August, $128.62 million through August of 2019, and $139.53 million 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
1Mexico$124.07 M
2Canada$4.55 M
3Singapore$2,556
4Brazil$0
5Georgia$0
6United Arab Emirates$0
7Hong Kong$0
8Argentina$0
9Malaysia$0
10Belgium$0
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $128.62 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $124,071,988
2Port of Skagway, Alaska $4,536,000
3Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $13,022
4Port of Los Angeles $2,556
5Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $0
6Port of Tacoma, Wash. $0

U.S. imports of Copper ores and concentrates increased 60.58 percent through August to $128.62 million

U.S. imports of Copper ores and concentrates increased 60.58 percent from $80.1 million to $128.62 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 705 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 794 for the last full year with a total value of $139.53 million, a $44.24 million, 46.43 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources only markets for U.S. imports in this category were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Singapore and No. 4 China. The leading gateways were No. 1 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 2 Port of Skagway, Alaska, No. 3 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources only markets for U.S. imports of were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China and No. 4 Singapore. 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..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $124,071,988
2Canada $4,549,022
3Singapore $2,556
4China $0

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Phoenix/Nogales $57,944,246
2Anchorage $13,824,000
3Portland/Columbia-Snake River $21,726
4Ogdensburg, N.Y. $0
5Los Angeles $0

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:

  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 225.76 percent compared to last year to $124.07 million.
  • Port of Skagway, Alaska fell 89.18 percent compared to last year to $4.54 million.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio totaled $13,022. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 88.87 percent compared to last year to $2,556.
  • Portal-North Portal Border Crossing, N.D. totaled $0. 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 $85.99 million, 225.76 percent, (96.46 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $37.42 million, 89.16 percent, (3.54 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Singapore increased $2,556, 0 percent, (0 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 China decreased $44,696, 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 August of this year. That is equal to $128.62 million of the $128.62 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 August of this year. That is equal to $128.62 million of the $128.62 million total