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

Imports: Copper waste and scrap

Copper waste and scrap, the No. 424 import by value totaled $44.58 million for the month of August, $447.62 million through August of 2019, and $765.59 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
1Canada$260.97 M
2Mexico$138.28 M
3Chile$7.21 M
4Dominican Republic$6.62 M
5Costa Rica$4.57 M
6Colombia$4.46 M
7Panama$3.45 M
8El Salvador$2.59 M
9Venezuela$1.99 M
10Honduras$1.62 M
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $447.62 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $173,003,162
2El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $58,063,764
3Port Laredo $36,353,826
4Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $33,600,156
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $31,939,874
6Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $11,181,427
7Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $10,230,984
8Port Everglades, Fla. $8,518,595
9Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $7,711,940
10Port of Panama City, Fla. $6,582,582

U.S. imports of Copper waste and scrap decreased 17.22 percent through August to $447.62 million

U.S. imports of Copper waste and scrap decreased 17.22 percent from $540.74 million to $447.62 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 424 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 388 for the last full year with a total value of $765.59 million, a $5.49 million, 0.72 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Chile, No. 4 Dominican Republic and No. 5 Costa Rica. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Venezuela, No. 4 Panama and No. 5 Colombia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port Laredo.

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $260,967,684
2Mexico $138,284,594
3Chile $7,209,217
4Dominican Republic $6,618,749
5Costa Rica $4,566,888
6Colombia $4,461,923
7Panama $3,448,274
8El Salvador $2,589,898
9Venezuela $1,991,170
10Honduras $1,618,494

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Buffalo $111,021,330
2Detroit $36,385,763
3El Paso $25,070,585
4Laredo $23,822,411
5Ogdensburg, N.Y. $12,650,902
6Miami $9,641,143
7San Diego $5,682,579
8Phoenix/Nogales $4,659,373
9Jacksonville/Tampa $4,275,056
10Pembina, N.D. $4,269,017

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:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 26.86 percent compared to last year to $173 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 12.64 percent compared to last year to $58.06 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 15.05 percent compared to last year to $36.35 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 13.26 percent compared to last year to $33.6 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 10.36 percent compared to last year to $31.94 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 Canada decreased $87.67 million, 25.15 percent, (58.3 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $5.26 million, 3.95 percent, (30.89 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Chile increased $5.77 million, 399.77 percent, (1.61 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Dominican Republic increased $4.87 million, 278.04 percent, (1.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Costa Rica increased $1.06 million, 30.09 percent, (1.02 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 93.3 percent of all these Copper waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $417.65 million of the $447.62 million total.

All totaled, 74.38 percent of all these Copper waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $332.96 million of the $447.62 million total