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

Imports: Scrap of precious metal

Scrap of precious metal, the No. 217 import by value totaled $133.38 million for the month of October, $1.53 billion through October of 2018, and $1.84 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
1Germany$378 M
2Canada$321.34 M
3Mexico$138.46 M
4United Kingdom$110.63 M
5Singapore$104.28 M
6Japan$71.5 M
7China$34.83 M
8Saudi Arabia$30.82 M
9Nicaragua$26.21 M
10Costa Rica$25.87 M
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.53 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $219,554,247
2Port of Houston $160,719,154
3Los Angeles International Airport $157,138,176
4Port of Newark $103,421,863
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $103,003,700
6Miami International Airport $82,292,911
7Port of Los Angeles $81,064,740
8Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $77,057,935
9Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $63,360,048
10Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $59,715,534

U.S. imports of Scrap of precious metal increased 0.21 percent through October to $1.53 billion

U.S. imports of Scrap of precious metal increased 0.21 percent from $1.53 billion to $1.53 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 217 through October among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 197 for the last full year with a total value of $1.84 billion, a $265.86 million, 16.86 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Singapore. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Qatar and No. 5 Mexico. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 4 Miami International Airport and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $377,995,562
2Canada $321,338,465
3Mexico $138,457,067
4United Kingdom $110,632,079
5Singapore $104,275,946
6Japan $71,502,223
7China $34,830,791
8Saudi Arabia $30,819,365
9Nicaragua $26,207,523
10Costa Rica $25,869,886

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $56,613,665
2Los Angeles $43,269,735
3Atlanta/Savannah $37,407,716
4Houston $32,278,207
5Charleston $26,161,306
6Miami $20,093,888
7Detroit $18,775,943
8Buffalo $17,000,544
9Ogdensburg, N.Y. $6,362,728
10Laredo $5,608,214

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 Charleston rose 0.42 percent compared to last year to $219.55 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 14.13 percent compared to last year to $160.72 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport rose 29.89 percent compared to last year to $157.14 million.
  • Port of Newark fell 1.84 percent compared to last year to $103.42 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 16.42 percent compared to last year to $103 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 Germany increased $5.68 million, 1.53 percent, (24.66 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $86.18 million, 36.65 percent, (20.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico increased $40.84 million, 41.83 percent, (9.03 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 United Kingdom decreased $19.81 million, 15.19 percent, (7.22 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Singapore increased $23.71 million, 29.43 percent, (6.8 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 68.66 percent of all these Scrap of precious metal imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.05 billion of the $1.53 billion total.

All totaled, 48.52 percent of all these Scrap of precious metal imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $743.84 million of the $1.53 billion total