Turkey said to remain major US scrap importer

Nov 01, 2013 | 05:24 PM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  scap metal exporters, Philip Hoffman, MedTrade, David Hodory, David J. Joseph, DJJ, Turkey scrap imports, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — Domestic exporters can rest assured that the United States will remain the world’s shopping mall for scrap metal through the end of this decade, according to attendees at AMM’s steel scrap conference in Chicago.

Turkey, the domestic industry’s largest customer, has exhibited a weaker appetite for U.S. scrap than in previous years but will remain a large importer of the material, according to Philip Hoffman, vice president of ferrous trading for Turkish mill buyer MedTrade.....

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