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

Imports: Paper, paperboard scrap

Paper, paperboard scrap, the No. 771 import by value totaled $11.1 million for the month of December, $140.7 million through December of 2018, and $152.32 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$132.86 M
2Mexico$7.18 M
3China$424,216
4Nepal$51,655
5Brazil$33,840
6South Korea$29,026
7Germany$26,472
8Ireland$21,186
9Haiti$14,331
10Spain$9,739
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U.S. imports of Paper, paperboard scrap decreased 7.63 percent through December to $140.7 million

U.S. imports of Paper, paperboard scrap decreased 7.63 percent from $152.32 million to $140.7 million in 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 771 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 736 for the last full year with a total value of $152.32 million, a $41.96 million, 38.01 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this 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..

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

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $132,856,778
2Mexico $7,176,333
3China $424,216
4Nepal $51,655
5Brazil $33,840
6South Korea $29,026
7Germany $26,472
8Ireland $21,186
9Haiti $14,331
10Spain $9,739

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Buffalo $15,739,758
2Seattle $5,703,363
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $4,347,248
4Detroit $1,920,481
5St. Albans, Vt. $1,846,798
6Pembina, N.D. $1,455,300
7San Diego $890,688
8Great Falls, Mont. $850,191
9Laredo $291,750
10Portland, Maine $146,837

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 24.84 percent compared to last year to $67.93 million.
  • Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. fell 48.19 percent compared to last year to $15.37 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 7.18 percent compared to last year to $7.18 million.
  • Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. fell 0.99 percent compared to last year to $6.82 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. fell 36.11 percent compared to last year to $6.78 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 $10.1 million, 7.06 percent, (94.43 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $1.65 million, 18.67 percent, (5.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 China increased $211,637, 99.56 percent, (0.3 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Nepal decreased $22,336, 30.19 percent, (0.04 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Brazil increased $33,840, 0 percent, (0.02 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.89 percent of all these Paper, paperboard scrap imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $140.54 million of the $140.7 million total.

All totaled, 73.98 percent of all these Paper, paperboard scrap imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $104.08 million of the $140.7 million total