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

Value of selected metals recycled from scrap in the U.S. from in 2017, by metal (in million U.S. dollars)*

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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: 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.
Copper: Monetary value based on annual average refined copper prices. Iron and Steel: 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.
Nickel: Monetary value based on annual average cash price for cathode, as reported by the London Metal Exchange.
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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