U.S. - value of selected metals recycled from scrap 2016

This statistic shows the value of selected metals recycled from scrap in the United States in 2016. The value of aluminum recycled from scrap came to approximately 6.35 billion U.S. dollars that year.

Value of selected metals recycled from scrap in the U.S. from in 2016, by metal (in million U.S. dollars)*

Value in million U.S. dollars
Iron and steel7,200
Aluminum6,350
Copper4,160
Zinc504
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Source

Release date

October 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2016

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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