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

Imports: Refined copper, alloys, unwrought

Refined copper, alloys, unwrought, the No. 97 import by value totaled $279.9 million for the month of December, $5.04 billion through December 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$3 B
2Canada$1.21 B
3Mexico$413.09 M
4Peru$123.16 M
5Zambia$120.75 M
6Belgium$71.37 M
7Japan$36.17 M
8Congo (Kinshasa)$19.77 M
9South Africa$10.43 M
10Bolivia$9.64 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $5.04 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Panama City, Fla. $1,903,665,933
2Port of New Orleans $893,819,470
3Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $394,277,283
4Highgate Springs Alburg, Vt. $365,392,361
5Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $352,653,841
6Port of New York $246,510,200
7Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $173,128,773
8Port of Houston $155,300,628
9Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $103,615,241
10Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. $93,098,507

U.S. imports of Refined copper, alloys, unwrought decreased 0.77 percent through December to $5.04 billion

U.S. imports of Refined copper, alloys, unwrought decreased 0.77 percent from $5.08 billion to $5.04 billion 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 97 through December 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 December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Chile, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Peru and No. 5 Zambia. 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 – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Chile $2,996,274,241
2Canada $1,207,819,156
3Mexico $413,093,950
4Peru $123,157,172
5Zambia $120,753,066
6Belgium $71,370,264
7Japan $36,174,836
8Congo (Kinshasa) $19,765,178
9South Africa $10,432,598
10Bolivia $9,638,446

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Jacksonville/Tampa $527,392,208
2New Orleans $328,352,984
3Ogdensburg, N.Y. $140,993,636
4St. Albans, Vt. $91,229,506
5Phoenix/Nogales $86,243,069
6Detroit $82,441,589
7New York City $53,777,577
8Houston $45,440,793
9Buffalo $15,536,424
10Baltimore $14,936,670

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

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Panama City, Fla. rose 2.98 percent compared to last year to $1.9 billion.
  • Port of New Orleans rose 2.42 percent compared to last year to $893.82 million.
  • Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. rose 5.55 percent compared to last year to $394.28 million.
  • Highgate Springs Alburg, Vt. rose 216.19 percent compared to last year to $365.39 million.
  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. fell 12.69 percent compared to last year to $352.65 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 decreased $5.7 million, 0.19 percent, (59.39 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $143.4 million, 10.61 percent, (23.94 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $42.84 million, 9.4 percent, (8.19 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Peru increased $5.04 million, 4.27 percent, (2.44 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Zambia increased $115.76 million, 2316.09 percent, (2.39 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 96.36 percent of all these Refined copper, alloys, unwrought imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $4.86 billion of the $5.04 billion total.

All totaled, 77.5 percent of all these Refined copper, alloys, unwrought imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $3.91 billion of the $5.04 billion total