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Brass Mill Imports, Exports Up in October

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U.S. imports and exports of brass mill products showed year-over-year increases in October, reports the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council, Washington. Imports totaled 41.2 million pounds during the month, a 7 percent increase from the same month last year. Exports were relatively flat at 22.4 million pounds, up just 0.2 percent from last year.

Through October, imports of brass mill products in 2017 totaled 414.2 million pounds, an increase of 8 percent over the first 10 of 2016. Total exports were up 10 percent for the year at 223 million pounds.

In October, Mexico was the leading destination for U.S. exports of brass mill products at 9.5 million pounds, followed by Canada at 6.9 million pounds, China at 1.4 million pounds, Hong Kong at 614,265 pounds and Germany at 411,109 pounds.

Imports from Germany totaled 10.2 million pounds in October, followed by Mexico at 4.7 million pounds, Canada at 3.8 million pounds, South Korea at 3.4 million pounds and China at 2.3 million pounds.

Imports of all sheet, strip, plate and foil products totaled 15.2 million pounds, while exports totaled 9.3 million pounds. Imports of pipe and tube products totaled 13.6 million pounds, while exports of those products totaled 3.5 million pounds. Imports of all profiles, rods and bars totaled 9.3 million pounds, while exports totaled 7.7 million pounds.

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