Asian nations drive 18.3% jump in zinc scrap exports

Dec 07, 2007 | 12:06 PM | Michael Marley

Stronger demand from China, Hong Kong and India raised U.S. exports of zinc scrap by 18.3 percent in September.

Shipments of the galvanizing metal to foreign smelters and importers climbed to 11,130 short tons from 9,409 tons in August, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Commerce Department. It was the second month in a row that exports rose, helping to push year-to-date shipments to 86,957 tons, up 44 percent from 60,371 tons in the first nine months....

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