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Los Angeles emerges as the top exporter of ferrous scrap during H1 2015
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Aug 19,2015

By Paul Ploumis 18 Aug 2015  Last updated at 08:34:19 GMT

By area, Los Angeles has emerged as the largest exporter of US ferrous scrap, says latest data published by the US DOC.

SPOKANE (Scrap Monster):  By area, Los Angeles emerged as the largest exporter of ferrous scrap in the US during the period of initial six-months in 2015. The scrap exports from Los Angeles accounted for 20.5% of the total ferrous scrap exports by the US during this period.

The data published by the US Department of Commerce indicates that the region accounted for 1.415 million tonnes of export during Jan-June ’15. The exports from the region have dropped considerably from 1.772 million tonnes during the corresponding six-month period in 2014. The ferrous scrap exports from Los Angeles during June ’15 alone totaled 199,048 tonnes.

In second place was New York with 15% share during Jan-June ’15. The exports during the six-month period totaled 1.036 million tonnes. The percentage share of exports from New York improved marginally from 14.7% during the same period last year, though exports stood higher at 1.120 million tonnes during Jan-June ’14. The state topped during June ’15, exporting 223,821 tonnes.

San Francisco contributed 12.3% of the total US ferrous scrap imports during H1 2015. The export share dropped from 12.7% a year ago to 12.3% during this year. The cumulative exports from the region too dropped from 971,207 tonnes in H1 2014 to 850,103 tonnes in H1 2015. The exports from San Francisco totaled 126,356 tonnes during the month of June ’15.

The other major ferrous scrap exporting regions during Jan-June ’15 were Houston/Galveston (399,394 tonnes), Philadelphia (365,308 tonnes) and Columbia (343,140 tonnes).

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