US iron and steel scrap exports down 9.6 percent in November

Thursday, 07 February 2019 23:09:36 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego

According to the latest figures from the US International Trade Commission, US iron and steel scrap exports totaled 1,466,138 mt in November 2018, a 9.6 percent decrease month-on-month and an 8.6 percent decrease year-on-year.

Turkey was the largest recipient of US iron and scrap exports in November with 306,902 mt, up 33.2 percent month-on-month but down 24.3 percent year-on-year. Other notable destinations in November 2018 include: China, with 201,167 mt; Taiwan, with 160,624 mt; Canada, with 149,306 mt; and Mexico, with 135,161 mt.

In terms of value, US iron and steel scrap exports totaled $424.8 million in November 2018, a 19.2 percent decrease compared to October and a 17.6 percent increase compared to November 2017.

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