Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Imports: Copper to be refined for electronic use

Copper to be refined for electronic use, the No. 1161 import by value totaled $596,196 for the month of May, $1.15 million through May of 2020, and $1.76 million for all of 2019, 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
1Finland$988,950
2United Kingdom$110,323
3Australia$19,364
4Japan$13,328
5The Netherlands$7,919
6Canada$6,002
7Chile$0
8Brazil$0
9Cayman Islands$0
10Thailand$0
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U.S. imports of Copper to be refined for electronic use increased 37.10 percent through May to $1.15 million

U.S. imports of Copper to be refined for electronic use increased 37.10 percent from $835,781 to $1.15 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 1161 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1181 for the last full year with a total value of $1.76 million, a $1.09 million, 38.14 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Finland, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Boston, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Miami Int’l Airport, No. 4 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Finland, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Boston, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Miami Int’l Airport and No. 5 Orlando International Airport.

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Boston rose 52.12 percent compared to last year to $881,453.
  • Port of Los Angeles totaled $113,340. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Miami Int’l Airport fell 7.97 percent compared to last year to $44,954.
  • Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 24.27 percent compared to last year to $42,192.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 317.46 percent compared to last year to $23,712.

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 Finland increased $403,782, 69 percent, (86.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 United Kingdom decreased $52,191, 32.11 percent, (9.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Australia increased $19,364, 0 percent, (1.69 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Japan decreased $4,072, 23.4 percent, (1.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 The Netherlands decreased $9,719, 55.1 percent, (0.69 percent market share).

All totaled, 99.48 percent of all these Copper to be refined for electronic use imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $1.14 million of the $1.15 million total.

All totaled, 96.49 percent of all these Copper to be refined for electronic use imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $1.11 million of the $1.15 million total