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

Imports: Copper waste and scrap

Copper waste and scrap, the No. 487 import by value totaled $24.41 million for the month of May, $176.68 million through May of 2020, and $602.09 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
1Canada$98.74 M
2Mexico$64.27 M
3Dominican Republic$2.35 M
4Panama$1.8 M
5Costa Rica$1.58 M
6Colombia$1.54 M
7Honduras$949,334
8Bahamas$677,607
9El Salvador$584,788
10Haiti$353,274
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U.S. imports of Copper waste and scrap decreased 43.48 percent through May to $176.68 million

U.S. imports of Copper waste and scrap decreased 43.48 percent from $312.58 million to $176.68 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 487 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 406 for the last full year with a total value of $602.09 million, a $163.5 million, 21.36 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

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

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Chile, No. 4 Dominican Republic 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 Laredo and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

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:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 68.16 percent compared to last year to $43.78 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. rose 105.4 percent compared to last year to $38.32 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 30.83 percent compared to last year to $16.69 million.
  • El Paso Border Crossing, Texas fell 53.11 percent compared to last year to $16.26 million.
  • empty totaled $11.86 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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 $94.67 million, 48.95 percent, (55.88 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $22.48 million, 25.92 percent, (36.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Dominican Republic decreased $1.9 million, 44.64 percent, (1.33 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Panama decreased $326,501, 15.37 percent, (1.02 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Costa Rica decreased $774,632, 32.84 percent, (0.9 percent market share).

All totaled, 95.5 percent of all these Copper waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $168.74 million of the $176.68 million total.

All totaled, 71.83 percent of all these Copper waste and scrap imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $126.91 million of the $176.68 million total