By Paul Ploumis 22 Jun 2015 Last updated at 08:33:57 GMT
SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): According to recent statistics released by the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council (CBFC), the imports of brass mill products by the US dropped during the month of April this year. However, exports increased slightly.
According to data, the US imports of brass mill products during April this year totaled 47.8 million lb, lower by 1.5% when compared with 48.6 million lb imports registered during April 2014.
The main exporter of brass mill products to the US during Apr ‘15 was Germany. The total imports from Germany during the month totaled 9.29 million lb. South Korea followed Germany with total exports to US amounting to 9.19 million lb. In third place was Mexico. The brass mill products imports by the US from Mexico totaled 6.01 million lb.
Imports of all sheet, strip, plate and foil products totaled 13.31 million lb in April. All pipe and tube products imports totaled 18.0 million lb. Imports of all profiles, rods and bars totaled 12.23 million lb. Copper alloy wire imports totaled 4.29 million lb.
The cumulative imports of brass mill products during the initial four-month period of the year totaled 170.16 million lb, lower by 4% when matched with the imports of 177.27 million lb during Jan-Apr ’14.
In accordance with the data released by the CBFC, the US exports of brass mill products totaled 22.97 million lb in Apr ‘15, marginally higher by 1% from the exports of 22.80 million lb during the same month last year.
The leading destination of US brass mill products in April this year was Mexico. The exports to Mexico totaled nearly 8.18 million lb, followed by Canada with 6.38 million lb. The other leading export destinations were China (1.58 million lb), Saudi Arabia (903,582 lb), and Thailand (673,565 lb).
Exports of all sheet, strip, plate and foil products totaled 8.48 million lb in Apr ‘15. All pipe and tube products exports totaled 4.52 million lb. Exports of all profiles, rods and bars totaled 6.97 million lb. Copper alloy wire exports totaled 3.0 million lb.
The cumulative exports of brass mill products during the initial four-month period of the year totaled 86.78 million lb, marginally higher by 1% when matched with the exports of 85.98 million lb during Jan-Apr ’14.