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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2019.

Imports: Scrap of precious metal

Scrap of precious metal, the No. 230 import by value totaled $156 million for the month of February, $269.37 million through February of 2019, and $1.89 billion 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

RankCountryYTD
1Germany$64.8 M
2Canada$50.66 M
3United Kingdom$43.08 M
4Mexico$20.36 M
5Japan$18.09 M
6Brazil$9.1 M
7United Arab Emirates$7.6 M
8Nicaragua$6.06 M
9Dominican Republic$5.29 M
10Honduras$4.93 M
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $269.37 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $59,786,734
2Port of Newark $24,703,233
3Port of Houston $23,869,005
4Miami International Airport $21,746,343
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $15,573,883
6Port of Los Angeles $14,325,501
7Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. $13,481,264
8Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $12,262,079
9Los Angeles International Airport $11,031,917
10Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $10,742,882

U.S. imports of Scrap of precious metal decreased 4.37 percent through February to $269.37 million

U.S. imports of Scrap of precious metal decreased 4.37 percent from $281.67 million to $269.37 million through the first two months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 230 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 214 for the last full year with a total value of $1.89 billion, a $44.73 million, 2.43 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Miami International Airport 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 Singapore, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 China. 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.

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $64,796,268
2Canada $50,655,878
3United Kingdom $43,076,839
4Mexico $20,362,694
5Japan $18,090,141
6Brazil $9,100,108
7United Arab Emirates $7,602,352
8Nicaragua $6,056,096
9Dominican Republic $5,293,813
10Honduras $4,929,015

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $100,319,956
2Charleston $92,134,719
3Atlanta/Savannah $74,659,862
4Houston $72,698,366
5Los Angeles $58,448,318
6Detroit $49,260,902
7Buffalo $47,925,113
8Miami $38,737,744
9Laredo $23,525,799
10Seattle $20,417,765

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston rose 130.8 percent compared to last year to $59.79 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 2.8 percent compared to last year to $24.7 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 21.16 percent compared to last year to $23.87 million.
  • Miami International Airport rose 37.21 percent compared to last year to $21.75 million.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 47.4 percent compared to last year to $15.57 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 decreased $2.44 million, 3.63 percent, (24.05 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada decreased $7.79 million, 13.32 percent, (18.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 United Kingdom increased $23.01 million, 114.62 percent, (15.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $5.32 million, 35.36 percent, (7.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan increased $5.02 million, 38.45 percent, (6.72 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 73.13 percent of all these Scrap of precious metal imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $196.98 million of the $269.37 million total.

All totaled, 54.08 percent of all these Scrap of precious metal imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $145.68 million of the $269.37 million total