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TABLE 19
U.S. IMPORTS FOR CONSUMPTION OF COPPER SCRAP, BY COUNTRY1
    Unalloyed copper scrap   Copper-alloy scrap
Quantity Value2 Gross weight Copper content 3 Value2
Country or territory   (metric tons)   (thousands)   (metric tons)   - (metric tons)   (thousands)-
2011 30,400   $171,000   79,400   57,200   $381,000
2012:                  
Bahamas, The 255 713 247 178 613
Canada 14,300 90,600 32,600 23,500 180,000
Chile 42 144 192 138 1,070
China 74 363 665 479 3,200
Colombia 57 325 596 429 4,750
Costa Rica 582 2,470 1,750 1,260 9,870
Dominican Republic 837 2,210 1,330 959 3,580
El Salvador 921 2,150 1,130 815 2,830
Guatemala 558 1,360 2,520 1,810 14,100
Haiti 123 222 219 158 1,430
Honduras 53 286 1,100 789 5,770
Malaysia -- -- 722 520 4,510
Mexico 9,040 57,300 26,500 19,100 105,000
Nicaragua 921 3,450 660 476 2,250
Panama 23 168 949 683 5,410
Suriname 430 3,400 75 54 351
United Kingdom 1,120 3,050 384 276 2,880
Other 1,090   3,560   2,470   1,780   14,300
Total   30,500   172,000   74,100   53,300   362,000
-- Zero.
1Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
2Cost, insurance, freight value at U.S. port.
3Content is estimated by the U.S. Geological Survey to be 72% of gross weight.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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