US nonferrous scrap exports mixed in Feb.

Apr 18, 2013 | 02:56 PM | Sean Davidson

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

NEW YORK — U.S. exports of nonferrous scrap showed mixed results in February.

Shipments remained depressed compared with a year earlier as exporters continued to face lower demand from key consumers in Far East Asia, but were up from January to the highest level in four months.

Exports of the major nonferrous scrap metal categories tracked by AMM totaled 292,906 short tons in February, according to the latest U.S. Commerce Department data, down 6.7 percent from 314,107 tons in February 2012 but up 12 percent from 261,628 tons in January to the highest level since October, when....

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