LONDON, Sep 01, 2011 (Dow Jones) -- U.S. domestic primary aluminum production in June was 167,000 metric tons, down slightly from 170,000 tons in May but up 18% from 141,000 tons a year earlier, according Thursday to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The average daily U.S. primary aluminum production was 5,550 tons, slightly higher than the previous month and 18% higher than in June 2010.
Total aluminum recovered from scrap in the U.S. in June was 254,000 tons, slightly lower than 260,000 tons the previous month but 11% higher than in June 2010.
Of this, 134,000 tons of aluminum was recovered from new scrap, slightly lower than the previous month but 7% higher than in June 2010. Aluminum recovered from old scrap in the U.S. in June totaled 120,000 tons, which was slightly lower than in May but 17% higher than a year earlier.