Copper recycling from new scrap in the U.S. 2005-2016

This statistic shows the volume of copper recycled from new scrap in the United States between 2005 and 2016. In 2016, around 690,000 metric tons of copper were recycled from new scrap in the U.S. Figures refer to scrap that results from the manufacturing process, including metal and alloy production. New scrap of copper excludes home scrap, which is scrap generated and recycled in the metal producing plant.

U.S. volume of copper recycled from new scrap between 2005 and 2016 (in 1,000 metric tons)*

Amount recycled in thousand metric tons
2016690
2015640
2014672
2013630
2012642
2011649
2010642
2009639
2008700
2007772
2006819
2005769
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Source

Release date

October 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2005 to 2016

Supplementary notes

* According to the source, the figures include copper recovered from unalloyed and alloyed copper-base scrap, as refined copper or in alloy forms, as well as copper recovered from aluminum-, nickel-, and zinc-base scrap.

This statistic was assembled using several editions of the annual report.

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