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Iron and steel recycling in the U.S. 2005-2019

Volume of iron and steel recycled from scrap in the United States from 2005 to 2019 (in 1,000 metric tons)*

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Release date

June 2021


United States

Survey time period

2005 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* According to the source, figures represent recycled scrap reported from consuming manufacturers. Apparent supply measured as shipments of iron and steel products plus castings corrected for imported semifinished products. Recycled unit value is the U.S. annual average composite price for No. 1 heavy-melting steel calculated from prices published in American Metal Market. Unit value for the year used to calculate values of recycled scrap and apparent supply of scrap.

This statistic was assembled using several editions of the report.

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