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Aluminum recycling - value in the U.S. 2005-2017

This statistic shows the value of aluminum recycled from old and new scrap in the United States between 2005 and 2017. In 2017, around 7.87 billion U.S. dollars worth of aluminum were recycled from scrap in the U.S. Figures include metal recovered from new plus old scrap.

Value of aluminum recycled from scrap in the U.S. between 2005 and 2017

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Release date

September 2020


United States

Survey time period

2005 to 2017

Supplementary notes

Quantity of metal is the calculated metallic recovery from purchased new and old aluminum-base scrap, estimated for full industry coverage. Monetary value is estimated based on average U.S. market price for primary aluminum metal ingot. Series revised by removing imported scrap to avoid double counting.

The figures from 2005 to 2011 are taken from previous editions of the publication.

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