US iron and steel scrap exports rise 8.3 percent in December

Friday, 10 February 2017 01:03:16 (GMT+3)   -   San Diego
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According to the latest figures from the US International Trade Commission, US iron and steel scrap exports totaled 1,217,555 mt in December, an 8.3 percent increase month-on-month and a 1.6 percent increase year-on-year.
Turkey was the largest recipient of US iron and scrap exports in December with 298,596 mt, which is up 4.3 percent month-on-month but down 35.5 percent year-on-year. Other notable destinations in December include: China, with 142,647 mt; Taiwan, with 134,615 mt; Kuwait, with 128,316 mt; and Mexico, with 124,780 mt.
In terms of value, US iron and steel scrap exports totaled $374.6 million in December, a 15.2 percent increase compared to November and a 25.7 percent increase compared to December 2015.

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