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 2020 CY 2019 CY 2018 CY 2017 CY 2016
Imports 0 0 0 0 0
Exports 686,435 849,398 905,886 719,884 635,856
Total 686,435 849,398 905,886 719,884 635,856

Bulk Steel
(in Metric Tons)
CY 2020 CY 2019 CY 2018 CY 2017 CY 2016
Imports 1,078,816 1,639,624 2,101,856 2,078,797 2,215,390
Exports 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1,078,816 1,639,624 2,101,856 2,078,797 2,215,390

Bulk Fruit
(in Metric Tons)
CY 2020 CY 2019 CY 2018 CY 2017 CY 2016
Imports 65,009 72,084 80,892 77,087 79,386
Exports 0 0 0 0 0
Total 65,009 72,084 80,892 77,087 79,386