Current data is through December 2019.

Imports: Paper, paperboard scrap

Paper, paperboard scrap, the No. 859 import by value totaled $4.83 million for the month of December, $82.23 million through December of 2019, and $140.7 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

RankCountry2019
1Canada$78.63 M
2Mexico$3.1 M
3China$300,791
4Italy$51,956
5Germany$36,167
6South Korea$17,412
7Ireland$15,784
8Myanmar (Burma)$14,386
9Nepal$14,298
10France$10,134
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U.S. imports of Paper, paperboard scrap decreased 41.56 percent through December 2019 to $82.23 million

U.S. imports of Paper, paperboard scrap decreased 41.56 percent from $140.7 million to $82.23 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 859 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 771 for the last full year with a total value of $140.7 million, a $11.62 million, 7.63 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through December 2019 the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 3 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash., No. 4 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. and No. 5 Massena Border Crossing, N.Y..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Nepal and No. 5 Brazil. The leading gateways were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 2 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash., No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. and No. 5 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D..

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 40.2 percent to $40.63 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 5.59 percent to $7.58 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. fell 68.24 percent to $4.88 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. fell 33.91 percent to $4.51 million.
  • Massena Border Crossing, N.Y. fell 37.73 percent to $3.52 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 $54.23 million, 40.82 percent, (95.63 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $4.07 million, 56.77 percent, (3.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China decreased $123,425, 29.09 percent, (0.37 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Italy increased $42,517, 450.44 percent, (0.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $9,695, 36.62 percent, (0.04 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.87 percent of all these Paper, paperboard scrap imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $82.12 million of the $82.23 million total.

All totaled, 74.33 percent of all these Paper, paperboard scrap imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $61.12 million of the $82.23 million total.