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Recycled metals - percentage in the U.S. 2017

This statistic represents the percentage of recycled metals in the United States in 2017, with a breakdown by metal. In that year, the recycling rate of iron and steel stood at approximately 47 percent.

Recycling rates of selected metals 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

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. Magnesium: Includes magnesium content of aluminum-base scrap.

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