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

U.S. value of iron and steel recycled from scrap between 2005 and 2019

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Release date

June 2021


United States

Survey time period

2005 to 2019

Supplementary notes

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.

The figures from 2005 to 2014 were taken from previous editions of the publication.

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