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Iron and steel recycling value in the U.S. 2005-2017

This statistic shows the value of iron and steel recycled from old and new scrap in the United States between 2005 and 2017. In 2017, this figure came to around 13.4 billion U.S. dollars. Figures include metal recovered from new plus old scrap.

U.S. value of iron and steel recycled from scrap between 2005 and 2017

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Source

Release date

September 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2005 to 2017

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 2012 were taken from previous editions of the publication.

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