Non-ferrous exports totaled 206,857 tons in May, up by 1.4% from 204,044 tons in April but down by 23.3% from 269,571 tons in May 2019.
Year-to-date volumes have fallen by 13.4% compared with January-May 2019, dropping to 1,138,023 tons from 1,314,845 tons.
On a percentage basis, zinc scrap logged the largest decline during that period, falling by 30.8% year on year to 11,506 tons from 16,633 tons. On the other hand, used beverage can (UBC) scrap showed the largest increase on a percentage basis, more than tripling to 38,656 tons from 12,744 tons in January-May 2019.
Aluminium waste and scrap exports from the United States (excluding...