US aluminium, copper scrap exports log split moves through May

The United States’ non-ferrous scrap export market was mixed through May, with year-to-date shipments of aluminium scrap rising while those of copper scrap fell versus the same period last year.

US aluminium scrap shipments totaled 830,857 short tons for the first five months of the year, up by 17.3% from 708,538 tons in the same 2018 period, US Commerce Department figures show.
But China's intake of aluminium scrap from US suppliers fell by 28.9% to 209,787 tons during the five-month period from 295,186 tons a year earlier.

China announced a second round of aluminium scrap import quota approvals in early July. The country will allow a list of importers to bring in an additional 306,930 tonnes of aluminium...


Elizabeth Ramanand

July 25, 2019

20:34 GMT

New York