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Brass Mill Exports Down Over 6 Percent in May

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U.S. imports of brass mill products increased in May, while exports dropped for the month, according to the Copper & Brass Fabricators Council, Washington. 

Imports totaled 48 million pounds, a 3.5 percent increase from last May. Exports totaled 24 million pounds, down 6.4 percent year over year.

For the year to date, imports of brass mill products totaled 210.8 million pounds, a 5 percent increase. Exports were down less than 0.1 percent through five months to 110.7 million pounds.

Mexico was the leading destination for U.S. exports of brass mill products in May at 8.9 million pounds followed by Canada at 7.7 million pounds, Saudi Arabia at 1.2 million pounds, China at 986,825 pounds and Germany at 779,555 pounds.

Imports from Germany in May totaled 11.7 million pounds, followed by South Korea at 5.7 million pounds, Mexico at 4.9 million pounds, Vietnam at 4.1 million pounds and Canada at 2.8 million pounds.

Imports of all sheet, strip, plate and foil products totaled 16.8 million pounds, while exports of those products totaled 9.9 million pounds. Imports of all pipe and tube products totaled 16.9 million pounds, while pipe and tube exports totaled 4.9 million pounds. Imports of all profiles, rods and bars totaled 10.6 million pounds, while exports totaled 7.7 million pounds.

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