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 9559799229,73610,645â€“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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