Nov. 23, 2016

Brass Exports Increase, Imports Decline in September

U.S. exports of brass mill products increased in September, while imports decreased, reports the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council in Washington. Exports increased 8.4 percent to 20.5 million pounds compared with 2015, while imports of 32.3 million pounds were down 15 percent.

For the year to date, brass mill imports totaled 346.1 million pounds, a decrease of 9.1 percent. Exports of 181.1 million pounds were down 4.0 percent. Export figures are now accurate following adjustment of a reporting error that provided incorrect data for most of the year.

Mexico was the leading destination for U.S. exports of brass mill products in September at 8.3 million pounds, followed by Canada at 5.3 million pounds, Peru at 1.4 million pounds, China at 894,735 pounds and Germany at 515,788 pounds.

September imports from Germany totaled 8.6 million pounds, followed by Mexico at 3.8 million pounds, Canada at 3.6 million pounds, South Korea at 2.6 million pounds and Vietnam at 2.2 million pounds.

Imports of all sheet, strip, plate and foil products totaled 12.1 million pounds, while exports of those products totaled 9.7 million pounds. Imports of all pipe and tube products totaled 11.7 million pounds, while pipe and tube exports totaled 3.4 million pounds. Imports of all profiles, rods and bars totaled 5.7 million pounds, while exports totaled 6.0 million pounds.


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