US iron and steel scrap exports up 19.3 percent in February

Thursday, 25 April 2019 20:53:50 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego

According to the latest figures from the US International Trade Commission, US iron and steel scrap exports totaled 1,180,142 mt in February 2019, a 19.3 percent increase month-on-month but a 21.5 percent decrease year-on-year.

Turkey was the largest recipient of US iron and scrap exports in February with 297,946 mt, up 91.6 percent month-on-month but down 8.2 percent year-on-year. Other notable destinations in February 2019 include: Korea, with 207,578 mt; Taiwan, with 131,057 mt; Canada, with 101,263 mt; and Mexico, with 85,817 mt.

In terms of value, US iron and steel scrap exports totaled $366.8 million in February 2019, a 15.5 percent increase compared to January and a 33.3 percent decrease compared to February 2018.

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