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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Imports: Copper waste and scrap

Copper waste and scrap, the No. 400 import by value totaled $67.91 million for the month of October, $657.66 million through October of 2018, and $760.1 million for all of 2017, 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$425.08 M
2Mexico$164.46 M
3Venezuela$15.43 M
4Panama$7.99 M
5Colombia$5.15 M
6Costa Rica$3.92 M
7Hong Kong$3.31 M
8Guatemala$2.37 M
9Pakistan$2.34 M
10Dominican Republic$2.27 M
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U.S. imports of Copper waste and scrap increased 4.50 percent through October to $657.66 million

U.S. imports of Copper waste and scrap increased 4.50 percent from $629.36 million to $657.66 million through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 400 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 393 for the last full year with a total value of $760.1 million, a $301.68 million, 65.81 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading 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.

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 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 3 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $425,083,922
2Mexico $164,457,625
3Venezuela $15,427,332
4Panama $7,994,847
5Colombia $5,147,340
6Costa Rica $3,916,890
7Hong Kong $3,308,197
8Guatemala $2,370,688
9Pakistan $2,340,607
10Dominican Republic $2,272,811

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Buffalo $63,830,654
2Detroit $20,411,255
3El Paso $13,314,908
4Laredo $12,458,005
5Ogdensburg, N.Y. $7,443,566
6Miami $6,882,156
7Jacksonville/Tampa $3,485,143
8San Diego $3,119,334
9Pembina, N.D. $2,101,459
10Chicago $1,865,574

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 11.49 percent compared to last year to $288.32 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas rose 19.69 percent compared to last year to $63.87 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 34.89 percent compared to last year to $47.86 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 19.57 percent compared to last year to $42.89 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 10.88 percent compared to last year to $39.33 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 $2.83 million, 0.66 percent, (64.64 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $17.2 million, 11.68 percent, (25.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Venezuela increased $6.07 million, 64.86 percent, (2.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Panama increased $472,902, 6.29 percent, (1.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Colombia decreased $1.12 million, 17.86 percent, (0.78 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 93.99 percent of all these Copper waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $618.11 million of the $657.66 million total.

All totaled, 73.33 percent of all these Copper waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $482.27 million of the $657.66 million total