Nov. 26, 2014
Brass Mill Imports, Exports Rise in September
Both U.S. imports and exports of brass mill products increased in September, compared with September 2013, reports the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council in Washington.
September imports of brass mill products totaled 41,725,435 pounds, up 0.5 percent compared to the same month last year. Exports totaled 20,654,582 pounds, an 8.6 percent increase.
For the first nine months, imports of brass mill products totaled 403,366,658 pounds, an increase of 7.3 percent compared to the year-ago period. Exports year to date totaled 194,197,319, a decrease of 1.6 percent.
Mexico was the leading destination for U.S. exports of brass mill products in September at 8,485,173 pounds, followed by Canada at 5,733,045 pounds, South Korea at 1,497,117 pounds, China at 720,878 pounds and Hong Kong at 615,804 pounds.
Imports from Germany in September totaled 8,304,375 pounds, followed by South Korea at 5,825,525 pounds, China at 5,813,861 pounds, Canada at 4,454,848 pounds and Mexico at 4,167,979.
Imports of all sheet, strip, plate and foil products totaled 11,779,656 pounds, while exports totaled 9,964,029 pounds. Imports of all pipe and tube products totaled 17,384,605 pounds, while exports totaled 3,063,029 pounds. Imports of all profiles, rods and bars totaled 9,525,216 pounds, while exports totaled 6,000,057 pounds. Imports of copper alloy wire totaled 3,035,957 pounds, while exports totaled 1,627,467 pounds.