Sept. 16, 2015

Red Metal Imports, Exports Decline in July

Imports and exports of brass mill products declined in July compared to the same month in 2014, reports the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council in Washington. Imports of 43.6 million pounds declined 1.8 percent from the prior year, while exports declined 6.3 percent to 22.0 million pounds.

For the year to date, imports of brass mill products totaled 305.0 million pounds, a decrease of 3.8 percent. Exports of 149.7 million pounds were down 1.6 percent from the first seven months of 2014.

Mexico was the leading destination for U.S. exports in July at 8.6 million pounds, followed by Canada at 4.9 million pounds, China at 1.1 million pounds, Germany at 958,423 pounds and Saudi Arabia at 584,217 pounds.

Imports from Germany in July totaled 9.7 million pounds, followed by South Korea at 6.2 million pounds, Mexico at 5.0 million pounds, Canada at 3.8 million pounds and Peru at 2.6 million pounds.

Imports of all copper and brass sheet, strip, plate and foil products totaled 13.8 million pounds, while exports of those products totaled 7.3 million pounds. Imports of all pipe and tube products totaled 15.8 million pounds, while pipe and tube exports totaled 4.4 million pounds. Imports of all profiles, rods and bars totaled 10.3 million pounds, while exports totaled 6.6 million pounds.


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