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U.S. EXPORTS OF COPPER SCRAP, BY COUNTRY1
    Unalloyed copper scrap   Copper-alloy scrap
2011 2012 2011 2012
Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity Value
Country   (metric tons)   (thousands)   (metric tons)   (thousands)   (metric tons)   (thousands)   (metric tons)   (thousands)
Belgium 14,400 $78,000 23,900 $152,000 14,300 $40,300 15,700 $48,100
Canada 20,400 177,000 20,000 159,000 38,000 124,000 41,400 140,000
China 383,000 1,880,000 341,000 1,600,000 557,000 1,570,000 539,000 1,350,000
Germany 8,470 57,100 22,200 126,000 13,900 87,500 13,400 67,200
Hong Kong 5,970 31,100 4,820 19,700 29,000 126,000 43,900 104,000
India 1,690 10,300 1,260 7,230 12,200 42,200 8,880 33,300
Japan 8,810 62,300 9,470 60,300 7,480 52,100 8,760 40,600
Korea, Republic of 19,100 150,000 16,400 117,000 17,100 81,700 9,750 39,400
Mexico 3,150 24,100 3,960 15,500 7,000 45,400 5,340 30,900
Spain 5,170 41,000 4,270 28,900 11,600 42,800 8,070 27,600
Taiwan 4,170 22,500 2,990 18,600 3,400 9,660 3,200 7,390
Other 25,700 r 173,000 r 29,400   172,000   27,400 r 50,200 r 18,200   43,900
Total   501,000   2,710,000   479,000   2,480,000   739,000   2,280,000   716,000   1,930,000
rRevised.
1Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.
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Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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