NEW YORK Nonferrous scrap
metal exports fell in September as volume leader aluminum
dipped 5.6 percent month on month.
Exports of all nonferrous metals
tracked by AMM totaled 296,282 short tons in
September, down 4.8 percent from 311,224 tons in August and 9.7
percent below the 328,212 tons shipped abroad in September
2011, according to U.S. Commerce Department data.
Aluminum scrap exports of
176,477 tons fell from 186,981 tons in August and dropped 10.3
percent from 196,649 tons in September 2011.
Copper scrap exports totaled
105,054 tons in September 2012, down 2.7 percent month on month
and 8.2 percent lower year on year.
Zinc scrap exports of 7,567 tons
in September fell 1.1 percent from August and 6.7 percent from
Lead scrap exports of 1,603 tons
fell 18.1 percent and 6.5 percent in the same comparisons.
Bucking the month-on-month trend
downward, nickel scrap exports rose 1.6 percent to 2,124 tons
compared with August. However, the total remained 39.7 percent
below the year-earlier tally of 3,524 tons.
Nonferrous scrap exports for the
first nine months of 2012 totaled 2.77 million tons, down 2
percent from 2.82 million tons in January-to-September