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

Imports: Refined copper, alloys, unwrought

Refined copper, alloys, unwrought, the No. 93 import by value totaled $339.86 million for the month of October, $4.44 billion through October of 2018, and $5.08 billion 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
1Chile$2.69 B
2Canada$1.05 B
3Mexico$349.17 M
4Zambia$107.37 M
5Peru$74.06 M
6Belgium$71.37 M
7Japan$30.67 M
8Congo (Kinshasa)$19.77 M
9South Africa$10.43 M
10Bolivia$9.64 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $4.44 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Panama City, Fla. $1,633,882,014
2Port of New Orleans $865,540,086
3Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $344,032,179
4Highgate Springs Alburg, Vt. $312,220,658
5Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $307,002,899
6Port of New York $207,147,553
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $154,373,419
8Port of Houston $134,131,490
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $95,438,860
10Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $79,132,669

U.S. imports of Refined copper, alloys, unwrought increased 5.47 percent through October to $4.44 billion

U.S. imports of Refined copper, alloys, unwrought increased 5.47 percent from $4.21 billion to $4.44 billion 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 93 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 88 for the last full year with a total value of $5.08 billion, a $1.65 billion, 47.96 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Chile, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Zambia and No. 5 Peru. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Panama City, Fla., No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y., No. 4 Highgate Springs Alburg, Vt. and No. 5 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz..

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Chile, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Peru and No. 5 Congo (Kinshasa). The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Panama City, Fla., No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 4 Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Chile $2,689,504,948
2Canada $1,050,927,802
3Mexico $349,168,619
4Zambia $107,367,452
5Peru $74,056,504
6Belgium $71,370,264
7Japan $30,665,992
8Congo (Kinshasa) $19,765,178
9South Africa $10,432,598
10Bolivia $9,638,446

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Jacksonville/Tampa $399,929,074
2New Orleans $320,020,995
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $112,846,684
4Detroit $69,227,633
5St. Albans, Vt. $60,723,971
6Phoenix/Nogales $55,593,890
7Houston $36,443,752
8New York City $33,403,300
9Baltimore $14,415,844
10Buffalo $12,016,586

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:

  • Port of Panama City, Fla. rose 5.66 percent compared to last year to $1.63 billion.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 17.57 percent compared to last year to $865.54 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 16.61 percent compared to last year to $344.03 million.
  • Highgate Springs Alburg, Vt. rose 257.7 percent compared to last year to $312.22 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. fell 10.48 percent compared to last year to $307 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 Chile increased $156.17 million, 6.16 percent, (60.51 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $24.04 million, 2.24 percent, (23.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $38.55 million, 9.94 percent, (7.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Zambia increased $107.37 million, 0 percent, (2.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Peru decreased $14.51 million, 16.38 percent, (1.67 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 96.1 percent of all these Refined copper, alloys, unwrought imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $4.27 billion of the $4.44 billion total.

All totaled, 77.91 percent of all these Refined copper, alloys, unwrought imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $3.46 billion of the $4.44 billion total