Red Metal Imports Fall, Exports Climb in September
U.S. imports of brass mill products fell in September compared with the corresponding 2010 period, while exports increased, according to the latest data from the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council, Washington, D.C. Imports of brass mill products in September totaled 36,974,658 pounds, down 9.6 percent from last year. Exports totaled 19,748,315 pounds in September, up from 18,015,067 in September 2010, a 9.6 percent increase.
For the year to date through September, U.S. imports of brass mill products totaled 366,442,351 pounds, down 1.3 percent compared to the first nine months of 2010. Exports for the year to date were up 2.7 percent to 180,670,817 pounds.
Canada was the leading destination for U.S. exports of brass mill products in September at 7,043,765 pounds, followed by Mexico at 5,654,171 pounds, China at 1,061,305 pounds, South Korea at 726,400 pounds and Taiwan at 423,638 pounds.
Imports from Germany in September 2011 totaled 7,910,389 pounds, followed by South Korea at 4,639,232 pounds, Mexico at 4,120,126 pounds, Canada at 4,051,605 pounds and China at 2,656,625 pounds.
Imports of all brass mill sheet, strip, plate and foil products year to date totaled 11,583,167 pounds, while exports of those products totaled 8,199,260 pounds. Imports of all pipe and tube products totaled 12,732,105 pounds, while pipe and tube exports totaled 4,260,033 pounds.