Brass Mill Imports, Exports on Rise in March
U.S. imports and exports of brass mill products rose in March compared with the corresponding 2010 period, according to the latest data from the Copper and Brass Fabricator’s Council, Washington, D.C.
Imports of brass mill products in March totaled 43,933,141 pounds, up 4.9 percent compared to 41,895,716 in March 2010. Exports totaled 24,044,247 pounds, up 10.4 percent from the 21,773,608 pounds the previous March.
For the first three months of the year, imports of brass mill products totaled 114,604,727 pounds, compared to 113,178,218 pounds in 2010, an increase of 1.3 percent. Exports totaled 58,161,050 pounds, compared to 57,903,153 through the first quarter of 2010, an increase of 0.4 percent.
Canada was the leading destination for U.S. exports of brass mill products in March at 8,290,123 pounds, followed by Mexico at 7,993,979 pounds, China at 1,528,883 pounds, Malaysia at 592,028 pounds and Saudi Arabia at 496,392 pounds.
Imports from Germany in March 2011 totaled 10,539,809 pounds, followed by South Korea at 6,286,172 pounds, Canada at 4,191,471 pounds, Mexico at 4,114,535 pounds and China at 2,994,177 pounds.
Imports of all copper and brass sheet, strip, plate and foil products totaled 15,278,184 pounds, while exports of those products totaled 8,837,152 pounds. Imports of all pipe and tube products totaled 13,941,395 pounds, while pipe and tube exports totaled 7,067,355 pounds, reports CBFC.