July 20, 2016

Brass Mill Imports Down, Exports Up Through May

U.S. imports of brass mill products declined in May, while exports increased slightly, compared with the same month in 2015, reports the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council in Washington. Imports totaled 42.7 million pounds, down 9.2 percent compared with 2015, while exports increased 0.2 percent to 20.4 million pounds.

For the year to date through May, brass mill imports declined 12.4 percent to 190.4 million pounds. Though CBFC believes the export data in May was accurate, the export figures from the three previous months remains under review.

Mexico was the leading destination for U.S. exports in May at 8.3 million pounds, followed by Canada at 5.4 million pounds, China at 1.1 million pounds, Germany at 617,482 pounds and Saudi Arabia at 559,541 pounds.

Imports from Germany in May totaled 11.1 million pounds, followed by South Korea at 4.9 million pounds, Mexico at 4.7 million pounds, Canada at 3.9 million pounds, and Vietnam at 3.7 million pounds.

Imports of all copper and brass sheet, strip, plate and foil products in May totaled 14.3 million pounds, while exports of those products totaled 8.0 million pounds. Imports of all pipe and tube products totaled 16.0 million pounds, while pipe and tube exports totaled 4.1 million pounds. Imports of all profiles, rods and bars totaled 9.2 million pounds, while exports totaled 6.1 million pounds.


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