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Recycled new scrap - selected metals in the U.S. 2017

This statistic shows the quantity of selected metals recycled from new scrap in the United States in 2017. In that year, approximately 85.4 million metric tons of magnesium was recycled from new scrap.

Quantity of selected metals recycled from new scrap in the U.S. in 2017, by metal (in 1,000 metric tons)*

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Source

Release date

September 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

Scrap that results from the manufacturing process, including metal and alloy production. New scrap of aluminum, copper, lead, tin, and zinc excludes home scrap, which is scrap generated and recycled in the metal producing plant.

Aluminum: Quantity of aluminum is the calculated metallic recovery from purchased new and old aluminum-base scrap, estimated for full industry coverage. Series revised by removing imported scrap to avoid double counting.

Copper: Includes 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.

Magnesium: Includes magnesium content of aluminum-base scrap.

Titanium: Percentage recycled based on titanium scrap consumed divided by primary sponge and scrap consumption.

The values have been rounded.

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