China drives US aluminum scrap exports higher

Oct 22, 2007 | 01:57 PM | Paul Schaffer

U.S. aluminum scrap flowed out of the country at a record pace in August, excluding last year's unreliable May data.

China (including Hong Kong) accounted for 58 percent of the 150,638 short tons exported in August, the country's highest intake this year but still below the 2006 norm. Shipments to Mexico also were unusually high by recent standards, while further down the list exports to Brazil and Vietnam were double monthly levels seen so far this year.....

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