Nonferrous scrap exports slide in January

Mar 19, 2013 | 09:15 AM | Sean Davidson

Tags  nonferrous scrap, scrap exports, aluminum, used beverage cans, UBCs, copper, lead, nickel zinc

NEW YORK — U.S. exports of nonferrous scrap fell in January on the back of a significant decline in aluminum and copper scrap volumes, which together represented more than 95 percent of shipments abroad for the month.

Nonferrous scrap exports tracked by AMM totaled 261,628 short tons in the first month of the year, according to the latest U.S. Commerce Department data, down 7.4 percent from 282,413 tons in January 2012 and 7.1 percent below the 281,507 tons shipped abroad in....

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