US nonferrous scrap exports jump 15% in August

Oct 15, 2007 | 11:52 AM | Paul Schaffer

U.S. exports of nonferrous scrap rose 15 percent in August from the previous month to set a probable record of 275,254 short tons.

While the official data shows exports of nearly 331,000 tons in May 2006, industry sources don't take that number seriously because it was distorted by a U.S. Commerce Department effort to deal statistically with implausible shipper filings for aluminum scrap, which has quickly improved.....

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