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

Imports: Copper waste and scrap

Copper waste and scrap, the No. 432 import by value totaled $57.85 million for the month of February, $107.36 million through February 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$65.33 M
2Mexico$32.88 M
3Dominican Republic$1.85 M
4Colombia$1.15 M
5Costa Rica$954,446
6Panama$535,738
7Brazil$506,354
8Bahamas$494,243
9El Salvador$490,825
10Peru$347,156
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $107.36 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $43,337,307
2El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $12,804,289
3Port Laredo $8,911,444
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $8,203,916
5Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $6,584,959
6Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $3,133,838
7Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $2,849,636
8Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $2,510,854
9Port of Los Angeles $1,640,354
10Port Everglades, Fla. $1,581,480

U.S. imports of Copper waste and scrap decreased 24.06 percent through February to $107.36 million

U.S. imports of Copper waste and scrap decreased 24.06 percent from $141.39 million to $107.36 million through the first two 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 432 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 364 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 February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Dominican Republic, No. 4 Colombia 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 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Detroit Ambassador 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 Costa Rica. 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 – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $65,332,506
2Mexico $32,882,878
3Dominican Republic $1,851,078
4Colombia $1,154,732
5Costa Rica $954,446
6Panama $535,738
7Brazil $506,354
8Bahamas $494,243
9El Salvador $490,825
10Peru $347,156

January – February 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 two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 32.11 percent compared to last year to $43.34 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 15.5 percent compared to last year to $12.8 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 5.97 percent compared to last year to $8.91 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 16.95 percent compared to last year to $8.2 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 37.9 percent compared to last year to $6.58 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 $29.78 million, 31.31 percent, (60.85 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $2.47 million, 8.11 percent, (30.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Dominican Republic increased $1.45 million, 357.48 percent, (1.72 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Colombia increased $314,382, 37.41 percent, (1.08 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Costa Rica decreased $127,287, 11.77 percent, (0.89 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 95.17 percent of all these Copper waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $102.18 million of the $107.36 million total.

All totaled, 74.37 percent of all these Copper waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $79.84 million of the $107.36 million total