US non-ferrous scrap exports rise in January-November 2019

Exports of non-ferrous scrap from the United States increased by 3.7% in the first 11 months of last year, reaching more than 2.8 million short tons, with aluminium the only metal to register an increase during the period.

Zinc, meanwhile, recorded the biggest year-on-year decline, with shipments abroad falling by 23.2% to 31,940 tons from January-November 2019 versus the same period the previous year. Aluminium scrap Exports of aluminium exports rose by 9.5% year on year to a little more than 1.8 million tons in January-November 2019. Increased deliveries to Malaysia (up by 53.4% to 281,701 tons), South Korea (up by 14.8% to 273,250 tons) and India (up by 23.1% to 245,954 tons) helped to offset the impact of lower shipments to China, which fell by 31% to 342,896 tons. Hong Kong and Thailand showed the biggest percentage increases during the 11-month period, with their intake rising by 132.9% to 98,003 tons and 108.5% to 32,334 tons respectively. Thailand's imports of aluminium scrap from the US increased consistently throughout the first seven months of last year, peaking at 5,045...


Jenny Stewart

January 23, 2020

23:52 GMT

New York