Jan. 17, 2018

Brass Mill Imports, Exports Continue Climb in November

U.S. imports and exports of brass mill products increased in November, reports the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council, Washington.

Imports totaled 38.5 million pounds during the month, a 6.3 percent increase over November 2016. Exports grew 4 percent year over year to 20.8 million pounds. Through November, imports of brass mill products totaled 452.7 million pounds, an increase of 8 percent over the first 11 months of 2016. Total exports year to date increased 9 percent to 243.8 million pounds.

In November, Mexico was the leading destination for U.S. exports of brass mill products at 8.9 million pounds, followed by Canada at 5.3 million pounds, China at 1.2 million pounds, South Korea at 1.2 million pounds and Hong Kong at 510,413 pounds.

Imports from Germany totaled 9.5 million pounds in November, followed by South Korea at 4.7 million pounds, Mexico at 4.3 million pounds, Canada at 3.2 million pounds and Peru at 2.4 million pounds.

Imports of all sheet, strip, plate and foil products totaled 13.7 million pounds in November, while exports of those products totaled 9.5 million pounds. Imports of pipe and tube products totaled 12.1 million pounds, while exports of those products totaled 3.2 million pounds. Imports of all profiles, rods and bars totaled 9.6 million pounds, while exports totaled 6.2 million pounds.


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