Aug. 16, 2017

Brass Mill Imports, Exports Increase in June

U.S. imports and exports of brass mill products in June were up from the same month in 2016, according to the Copper and Brass Fabrications Council, Washington. June imports of brass mill products totaled 44.2 million pounds for the month, a year-over-year increase of 8.1 percent. Exports for the month totaled 24.5 million pounds, a 17 percent increase.

Year-to-date imports of brass mill products totaled 245.8 million pounds, compared with 231.3 million for the first six months of 2016. Total exports for the year totaled 135.6 million pounds, an increase of 12.1 percent over the year-ago period.

Mexico was the leading destination for U.S. exports of brass mill products in June at 9.7 million pounds, followed by Canada at 6.5 million pounds, Thailand at 1.2 million pounds, China at 1.2 million pounds and South Korea at 970,507 pounds.

Imports from Germany totaled 10.6 million pounds in June, followed by South Korea at 5.6 million pounds, Mexico at 5.1 million pounds, Vietnam at 4.4 million pounds and Canada at 3.5 million pounds.

Imports of all sheet, strip, plate and foil products totaled 14.3 million pounds, while exports of those products totaled 10.5 million pounds. Imports of all pipe and tube products totaled 17.5 million pounds, while pipe and tube exports totaled 4.8 million pounds. Imports of all profiles, rods and bars totaled 9.3 million pounds, while exports totaled 7.5 million pounds.


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