China drives fall in April nonferrous scrap exports

Jun 12, 2014 | 06:10 PM | Sean Davidson

Tags  nonferrous scrap, scrap exports, aluminum scrap, UBCs, lead scrap, nickel scrap, copper scrap, zinc scrap Sean Davidson

NEW YORK — Nonferrous scrap exports declined in April as weak demand from China hit volumes.

Exports of the six nonferrous metals monitored by AMM—aluminum, copper, lead, nickel, zinc and used beverage can (UBC) scrap—slipped 5.6 percent year on year, according to the latest U.S. Commerce Department data. This marked the fourth consecutive month of year-on-year declines.

Aluminum scrap exports slipped 4 percent from April 2013 levels.....





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