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

This statistic shows the quantity of selected metals recycled from scrap in the United States in 2017. In that year, about 3.6 million metric tons of aluminum were recycled from scrap in the U.S. that year.

Quantity of selected metals recycled from scrap in the U.S. in 2017, by metal

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Source

Release date

September 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

Metal recovered from new plus old scrap.

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. Monetary value based on annual average refined copper prices.

Iron and Steel: Recycled scrap reported from consuming manufacturers. Apparent supply measured as shipments of iron and steel products plus castings corrected for imported semifinished products.

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