Current data is through December 2019.

Imports: Zinc waste, scrap

Zinc waste, scrap, the No. 1060 import by value totaled $1.35 million for the month of December, $18.25 million through December of 2019, and $22.06 million 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

RankCountry2019
1Canada$10.65 M
2Mexico$6.48 M
3Belgium$542,733
4Luxembourg$460,023
5India$55,532
6Dominican Republic$31,602
7Germany$10,751
8China$6,990
9Guatemala$6,980
10Japan$2,348
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U.S. imports of Zinc waste, scrap decreased 17.28 percent through December 2019 to $18.25 million

U.S. imports of Zinc waste, scrap decreased 17.28 percent from $22.06 million to $18.25 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 1060 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1052 for the last full year with a total value of $22.06 million, a $1.84 million, 9.11 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through December 2019 the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Luxembourg and No. 5 India. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif., No. 4 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Venezuela, No. 4 Haiti and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas, No. 3 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y..

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. rose 7.65 percent to $7.41 million.
  • Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Border Crossing, Texas fell 33.73 percent to $3.15 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 3.03 percent to $2.71 million.
  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 58.18 percent to $1.63 million.
  • Port of Newark totaled $1.02 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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 $2.99 million, 21.9 percent, (58.37 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $1.81 million, 21.88 percent, (35.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Belgium increased $542,733, 0 percent, (2.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Luxembourg increased $460,023, 0 percent, (2.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 India increased $55,532, 0 percent, (0.3 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 99.68 percent of all these Zinc waste, scrap imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $18.19 million of the $18.25 million total.

All totaled, 87.18 percent of all these Zinc waste, scrap imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $15.91 million of the $18.25 million total.