Aluminum boosts nonferrous exports

Aug 16, 2012 | 03:00 PM | Sean Davidson

Tags  nonferrous scrap exports, aluminum, UBCs, copper, lead, nickel, zinc, Sean Davidson

NEW YORK — U.S. nonferrous scrap exports inched higher during the first six months of the year, buoyed by a stellar first quarter and strong aluminum scrap shipments.

Nonferrous scrap exports totaled 1,857,295 short tons, up 3.1 percent from the first six months of last year despite a weak performance in the second quarter, when overall volumes of the metal tracked by AMM slipped 3.1 percent to....

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