May 27, 2015
Brass Mill Imports, Exports Drop in March
U.S. imports and exports of brass mill products declined in March compared with the corresponding 2014 period, reports the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council in Washington. Imports of brass mill products in March totaled 48.1 million pounds, a decrease of 5.2 percent, while exports decreased 1.7 percent to 22.8 million pounds.
For the year to date, imports of brass mill products totaled 128.7 million pounds, a decrease of 5 percent. Exports increased 1 percent to 63.8 million pounds through March.
Mexico was the leading destination for U.S. exports of brass mill products in March at 8.9 million pounds, followed by Canada at 5.6 million pounds, Saudi Arabia at 1.1 million pounds, China at 892,451 pounds and Hong Kong at 782,675 pounds.
Imports from Germany totaled 10.9 million pounds, followed by South Korea at 7.8 million pounds, Mexico at 5.2 million pounds, Canada at 5.0 million pounds, and Peru at 2.9 million pounds.
Imports of all sheet, strip, plate and foil products totaled 15.7 million pounds, while exports of those products totaled 8.9 million pounds. Imports of all pipe and tube products totaled 16.2 million pounds, while pipe and tube exports totaled 4.9 million pounds. Imports of all profiles, rods and bars totaled 11.8 million pounds, while exports totaled 6.8 million pounds.