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U.S. - value of selected metals recycled from old scrap 2017

This statistic represents the value of selected metals recycled from old scrap in the United States in 2017. The value of aluminum recycled from old scrap came amounted to about 3.4 billion U.S. dollars that year, making it the metal with the highest highest recycle value relative to the other recycled metals.

Value of selected metals recycled from old 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 old scrap
Aluminum: Monetary value is estimated based on average U.S. market price for primary aluminum metal ingot. Series revised by removing imported scrap to avoid double counting.
Magnesium: Includes magnesium content of aluminum-base scrap. Monetary value based on the annual average Platts Metals Week U.S. spot Western magnesium price.
Copper: Monetary value based on annual average refined copper prices.
Zinc: Monetary value based on annual average Platts Metals Week metal price for North American special high-grade zinc.
The values have been rounded.

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