US exports of nonferrous scrap slip in Sept.

Nov 14, 2005 | 01:51 PM | Michael Marley

Exports of nonferrous scrap slipped by 5.5 percent in September, dragged down by softer offshore sales of copper and brass scrap and slightly weaker bookings for the other nonferrous metals.

Overall, the tonnage shipped to foreign smelters and scrap traders dipped to 171,740 short tons in September from 181,640 tons sent overseas in August, according to the figures from the U.S. Commerce Department. Despite the September decline, the pace through the first nine months of this year is still well ahead of the prior year's scrap flow. Through the first nine months of this....

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