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U.S. exports of aluminum 2006-2018

U.S. aluminum exports from 2006 to 2018 (in 1,000 metric tons)

by T. Wang, last edited Aug 9, 2019
U.S. exports of aluminum 2006-2018 In 2018, the United States exported some 3.1 million metric tons of aluminum, up from 2.9 million metric tons in the previous year.
Aluminum Industry Worldwide

In 2017, China was the largest producer of primary aluminum worldwide, by a large margin. That year, aluminum production in China amounted to 32.6 million metric tons, while Russia came in second place with 3.7 million metric tons of primary aluminum. Though aluminum is used in many different industries, the transport and construction sectors are tied as the leading buyers of semi-finished aluminum, at 26 percent of the global demand.

Aluminum Recycling in the United States

Aluminum is one of the most commonly recycled materials in the United States among consumers. According to a 2017 survey, 76 percent of Americans recycle aluminum, or some other kind of metal. Aluminum can also be recycled from scrap metal. In 2016, around 6.35 billion U.S. dollars of aluminum were recycled from scrap, compared to about 7.2 billion U.S. dollars of iron and steel and 4.16 billion U.S. dollars of copper.
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U.S. aluminum exports from 2006 to 2018 (in 1,000 metric tons)

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