Nonferrous scrap exports disappoint again

May 16, 2014 | 12:10 PM | Sean Davidson

Tags  nonferrous scrap, scrap exports, aluminum, UBC, lead, nickel, copper, zinc China

NEW YORK — Nonferrous scrap exports in March continued their disappointing start to the year, according to the latest U.S. Commerce Department data.

Exports of the six major nonferrous metal groups monitored by AMM—aluminum, copper, lead, nickel, zinc and used beverage can (UBC) scrap—totaled 251,988 short tons in March. Despite trekking up 5.8 percent from February shipments, volumes were still 12.5 percent below....

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