Breakbulk Statistics


About Breakbulk Statistics



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Provided statistics include annual data of non-containerized bulk commodities, including scrap metal exports and steel and fruit imports. 

Breakbulk cargo is an important part of port operations. The Port of Los Angeles handles steel products from Brazil, Korea and Japan. Recycled steel scrap exports are used by steel mills overseas to make new steel products, utilizing resources more efficiently. Importing fresh fruit—grapes, stone fruit, kiwi and avocados—from Chile during the U.S. winter season provides produce all year long.

Bulk Scrap Metal
(in Metric Tons)
CY 2021 CY 2020 CY 2019 CY 2018 CY 2017
Imports 0 0 0 0 0
Exports 912,814 686,435 849,398 905,886 719,884
Total 912,814 686,435 849,398 905,886 719,884

Bulk Steel
(in Metric Tons)
CY 2021 CY 2020 CY 2019 CY 2018 CY 2017
Imports 1,703,144 1,078,816 1,639,624 2,101,856 2,078,797
Exports 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1,703,144 1,078,816 1,639,624 2,101,856 2,078,797

Bulk Fruit
(in Metric Tons)
CY 2021 CY 2020 CY 2019 CY 2018 CY 2017
Imports 62,698 65,009 72,084 80,892 77,087
Exports 0 0 0 0 0
Total 62,698 65,009 72,084 80,892 77,087