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Brass Imports, Exports Decline in July

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Imports and exports of brass mill products both declined in July compared with the same month in 2018, reports the Washington-based Copper and Brass Fabricators Council.

Imports of brass mill products in July totaled 44.8 million pounds, a 10 percent decline, while exports fell 18 percent to 17 million pounds. For the year to date, brass mill imports were down 0.5 percent to 305 million pounds, while exports were off 16.4 percent to 127.6 million pounds.

Mexico was the leading destination for U.S. exports of brass mill products at 7 million pounds, followed by Canada at 4.6 million pounds, China at 628,703 pounds, Saudi Arabia at 543,326 pounds and United Arab Emirates at 360,013 pounds.

Imports from Germany totaled 8.7 million pounds, followed by Vietnam at 6.9 million pounds, South Korea at 4.4 million pounds, Mexico at 4.3 million pounds and Canada at 2.8 million pounds.

Imports of all sheet, strip, plate and foil products totaled 14.2 million pounds, while exports of those products totaled 6 million pounds. Imports of all pipe and tube products totaled 17.5 million pounds, while pipe and tube exports totaled 4.1 million pounds. Imports of all profiles, rods and bars totaled 9.4 million pounds, while exports totaled 5.8 million pounds.