US non-ferrous scrap exports continue to rise in June

Total exports of nonferrous scrap materials from the United States increased month on month in June, as foreign buying of US products continued to recover from Covid-19-induced economic shutdowns.

Nonferrous exports totaled 237,106 tons in June, up 14.6% from 206,857 tons in May, but down 6.1% from 252,623 tons in June 2019.

Year-to-date volumes, however, fell by 12.3% year on year to 1,375,129 tons, with nickel experiencing the largest decline, down 36.2% to 14,172 tons.

Used beverage can [UBC] exports had the largest year-to-date increase of 218% for any nonferrous specification, to 50,189 tons from 15,777 tons in 2019.

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Jenny Stewart

August 19, 2020

21:15 GMT

New York