Aluminum scrap consumption up in 1st half

Sep 05, 2012 | 04:38 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  aluminum demand, Aluminum Association, aluminum scrap consumption, aluminum scrap prices, Daniel Fitzgerald

NEW YORK — North American aluminum scrap consumption increased 15.4 percent in the first half compared with the same period last year, while recovery increased 13.6 percent, according to preliminary data from the Aluminum Association.

Overall aluminum demand in the United States and Canada for the six months ended June 30 totaled more than 11.64 billion pounds, up 6.9 percent from nearly 10.89 billion pounds a year earlier, the Arlington, Va.-based organization said.....

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