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April 16, 2014

Brass Mill Imports, Exports Climb in February

Both imports and exports of brass mill products increased in February compared to the same month in 2013, reports the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council in Washington. Imports totaled 38.2 million pounds in February, up 10.0 percent, while exports rose 2.6 percent to 21.4 million pounds.

For the first two months of the year, imports of brass mill products totaled 77.9 million pounds, an increase of 10.4 percent, while exports declined 6.0 percent to 40.0 million pounds.

Mexico was the leading destination for U.S. exports of brass mill products in February at 7.0 million pounds, followed by Canada at 6.3 million pounds, South Korea at 1.5 million pounds, China at 762,269 pounds and Thailand at 745,889 pounds.

Imports from Germany in February totaled 7.8 million pounds, followed by South Korea at 6.0 million pounds, Mexico at 5.1 million pounds, Canada at 3.4 million pounds, and China at 3.0 million pounds.

Imports of all sheet, strip, plate and foil products totaled 11.5 million pounds, while exports of those products totaled 9.4 million pounds. Imports of all pipe and tube products totaled 13.5 million pounds, while pipe and tube exports totaled 3.8 million pounds. Imports of all profiles, rods and bars totaled 10.9 million pounds, while exports totaled 6.2 million pounds.

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