Global scrap use up 1.8%, US flat in '13: BIR

Jun 09, 2014 | 04:12 PM | Rey Mashayekhi

Tags  scrap, ferrous scrap, crude steel, Bureau of International Recycling, BIR, scrap imports, scrap exports, EF electric-arc furnace

NEW YORK — Global steel scrap usage increased 1.8 percent in 2013, according to a report from the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR).

Global ferrous scrap usage rose to 580 million tonnes in 2013 from 570 million tonnes the prior year, although a 3-percent increase in world crude steel production meant the proportion of steel scrap used in crude steel production fell to 36.1 percent from 36.6 percent in the same comparison.....

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