Sept. 13, 2017

Brass Mill Imports, Exports Increase in July

The Copper and Brass Fabricators Council, Washington, D.C. reports that U.S. imports and exports of brass mill products increased in July compared with the same month in 2016.

Imports of brass mill products totaled 43.8 million pounds for the month of July, a year-over-year increase of 3.5 percent. July exports totaled 20.8 million pounds, an 11.2 percent increase over the year-ago period.

Year-to-date imports of brass mill products totaled 289.6 million pounds, compared with 273.6 million for the first seven months of 2016. So far this year, exports totaled 156.4 million pounds, an increase of 12 percent over the previous year.

Mexico was the leading destination for U.S. exports of brass mill products in July at just over 8 million pounds, followed by Canada at 5.6 million pounds, Saudi Arabia at 1.3 million pounds, South Korea at 919,514 pounds and China at 933,677 pounds.

Imports from Germany totaled 10.4 million pounds in July, followed by South Korea at 4.8 million pounds, Mexico at 4.7 million pounds, Vietnam at 3.5 million pounds and Canada at 3.5 million pounds.

Imports of all sheet, strip, plate and foil products totaled 14.4 million pounds, while exports of those products totaled 8.5 million pounds. Imports of all pipe and tube products totaled 15.6 million pounds, while pipe and tube exports totaled 4.7 million pounds. Imports of all profiles, rods and bars totaled 10.3 million pounds, while exports totaled 6.1 million pounds.


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