Feb. 17, 2016

Copper Imports, Exports Decline in 2015

Imports and exports of brass mill products both declined in 2015 compared to the prior year, reports the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council in Washington. Imports totaling 484.8 million pounds were down 8 percent from 2014, while exports fell 4 percent to 244.1 million pounds.

In December, brass mill imports declined 15 percent to 33.3 million pounds, while exports were off 11 percent to 16.6 million pounds.

Mexico was the leading destination for U.S. exports of brass mill products in December at 6.8 million pounds, followed by Canada at 4.3 million pounds, Japan at 573,454 pounds, China at 569,386 pounds, and Thailand at 414,588 pounds.

Imports from Germany in December totaled 7.8 million pounds, followed by South Korea at 5.2 million pounds, Mexico at 4.1 million pounds, Canada at 2.7 million pounds, and Peru at 2.5 million pounds.

Imports of all sheet, strip, plate and foil products totaled 10.3 million pounds, while exports of those products totaled 6.6 million pounds. Imports of all pipe and tube products totaled 11.9 million pounds, while pipe and tube exports totaled 3.1 million pounds. Imports of all profiles, rods and bars totaled 7.9 million pounds, while exports totaled 4.7 million pounds.


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