Lead scrap export pace lags ’06 despite Aug. rise

Oct 23, 2007 | 12:52 PM | Michael Marley

U.S. exports of lead scrap jumped 21.2 percent to 12,510 short tons in August from 10,321 tons the previous month, the highest one-month total thus far in 2007.

Nevertheless, exports of 77,455 tons in the first eight months lagged last year's pace by 6.9 percent, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Commerce Department. Last year's total included a huge one-month purchase of 11,656 tons by South Korea in July.....

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