Dec. 23, 2015
 
Red Metal Imports, Exports Keep Falling

U.S. imports and exports of brass mill products declined in October, reports the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council in Washington. Imports for the month declined 20 percent to 36.8 million pounds, while exports of 20.9 million pounds were down 3.4 percent, compared with October 2014.

For the full year, brass mill imports of 417.7 million pounds were down 7.0 percent compared with 2014. Full-year exports of 208.8 million pounds declined 3.0 percent compared with the prior year.

Mexico was the leading destination for U.S. exports of brass mill products in October at 8.5 million pounds, followed by Canada at 5.7 million pounds, China at 724,447 pounds, Saudi Arabia at 494,404 pounds and Japan at 481,432 pounds.

Imports from Germany totaled 9.2 million pounds, followed by South Korea at 5.0 million pounds, Mexico at 4.2 million pounds, Canada at 3.7 million pounds and Peru at 2.0 million pounds.

Imports of all sheet, strip, plate and foil products totaled 12.0 million pounds, while exports of those products totaled 8.0 million pounds. Imports of all pipe and tube products totaled 12.9 million pounds, while pipe and tube exports totaled 3.7 million pounds. Imports of all profiles, rods and bars totaled 8.5 million pounds, while exports totaled 6.2 million pounds.


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