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

Imports: Copper to be refined for electronic use

Copper to be refined for electronic use, the No. 1177 import by value totaled $361,294 for the month of August, $1.61 million through August of 2019, and $2.85 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
1Finland$1.04 M
2Tunisia$239,428
3United Kingdom$215,760
4Taiwan$29,817
5Japan$29,232
6The Netherlands$21,358
7China$11,040
8Canada$6,900
9Spain$4,840
10Norway$3,976
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U.S. imports of Copper to be refined for electronic use decreased 18.26 percent through August to $1.61 million

U.S. imports of Copper to be refined for electronic use decreased 18.26 percent from $1.98 million to $1.61 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 1177 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1169 for the last full year with a total value of $2.85 million, a $668,956, 18.99 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Finland, No. 2 Tunisia, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Taiwan 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 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Miami International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Finland, No. 2 Malaysia, No. 3 United Kingdom, 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 San Francisco International Airport, Calif., No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Finland $1,040,629
2Tunisia $239,428
3United Kingdom $215,760
4Taiwan $29,817
5Japan $29,232
6The Netherlands $21,358
7China $11,040
8Canada $6,900
9Spain $4,840
10Norway $3,976

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Boston $296,989
2Los Angeles $260,152
3Cleveland $74,851
4San Francisco $53,284
5New Orleans $29,681
6Miami $21,749
7Houston $16,512
8Jacksonville/Tampa $14,831
9New York City $11,512
10Detroit $8,635

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:

  • Port of Boston fell 32.32 percent compared to last year to $672,670.
  • Port of Newark rose 12004 percent compared to last year to $296,312.
  • Port of Houston rose 4019.55 percent compared to last year to $239,428.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 848.95 percent compared to last year to $96,480.
  • Miami International Airport rose 87.42 percent compared to last year to $57,672.

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 decreased $100,182, 8.78 percent, (64.44 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Tunisia increased $239,428, 0 percent, (14.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 United Kingdom increased $60,449, 38.92 percent, (13.36 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Taiwan increased $29,817, 0 percent, (1.85 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $106,165, 78.41 percent, (1.81 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 96.29 percent of all these Copper to be refined for electronic use imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $1.55 million of the $1.61 million total.

All totaled, 84.38 percent of all these Copper to be refined for electronic use imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $1.36 million of the $1.61 million total