US iron and steel scrap exports up 21.7 percent in March

Friday, 10 May 2019 22:11:23 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego

According to the latest figures from the US International Trade Commission, US iron and steel scrap exports totaled 1,436,766 mt in March 2019, a 21.7 percent increase month-on-month but a 3.6 percent decrease year-on-year.

Turkey was the largest recipient of US iron and scrap exports in March with 371,985 mt, up 24.8 percent month-on-month and up 7.3 percent year-on-year. Other notable destinations in March 2019 include: Taiwan, with 184,407 mt; Mexico, with 114,600 mt; Malaysia, with 111,141 mt; and Vietnam, with 80,973 mt.

In terms of value, US iron and steel scrap exports totaled $455.9 million in March 2019, a 24.3 percent increase compared to February but a 16.1 percent decrease compared to March 2018.

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