Aluminum exports set another record in Oct.

Dec 27, 2005 | 10:09 AM | Paul Schaffer

U.S. exports of aluminum scrap totaled a record 109,035 short tons in October-following a pattern seen in four other months in 2005-although some of the shipments might not be the sort of material a typical recycler thinks of as aluminum scrap.

US Exports of Aluminum Scrap(in short tons)     Year to datePercent  Oct.Sept.Aug.20052004changeCanada 13,21611,16112,117127,225118,7937.1China 65,75762,42260,176512,172274,05186.9Hong Kong 9559799229,73610,645–8.5Japan 3,1903,3993,07728,79421,30835.1Mexico 5,2724,9155,35039,55125,57354.7South Korea 12,8619,8588,808117,59245,401159.0Switzerland 7931,2761,5449,7378,42615.6Taiwan 4,4383,7584,89445,98434,44733.5Others 2,5531,6213,22442,98924,59074.8Totals 109,03599,389100,112933,780563,23465.8Source Compiled by AMM from data released by the U.S. Commerce Department.At the high-value end of the scale, the detailed Commerce Department statistics for October showed four port-to-country combinations-to Hong Kong via Los Angeles, to China via Houston, to Switzerland via Los Angeles and to Switzerland via Miami-for which aluminum scrap was....

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