Aug. 17, 2016

Brass Mill Imports, Exports Decline in June

Brass mill imports and exports both declined in June compared with the same month in 2015, reports the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council, Washington. Imports totaled 40.9 million pounds, a decrease of 7.2 percent, while exports dipped 4.1 percent to 21.0 million pounds.

For the year to date, imports of brass mill products totaled 231.3 million pounds, a decrease of 12 percent from 2015. Year-to-date exports remain uncertain due to questions about the Commerce Department’s data over a three-month period.

Mexico was the leading destination for U.S. exports in June at 8.2 million pounds, followed by Canada at 5.2 million pounds, Saudi Arabia at 1.1 million pounds, China at 937,153 pounds and Germany at 718,825 pounds.

Imports from Germany in June totaled 9.6 million pounds, followed by South Korea at 4.9 million pounds, Mexico at 4.9 million pounds, Canada at 3.5 million pounds and Vietnam at 2.9 million pounds.

Imports of all copper and brass sheet, strip, plate and foil products totaled 13.9 million pounds, while exports of those products totaled 7.3 million pounds. Imports of all pipe and tube products totaled 15.1 million pounds, while pipe and tube exports totaled 4.6 million pounds. Imports of all profiles, rods and bars totaled 8.3 million pounds, while exports totaled 7.0 million pounds.


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