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Copper Recovered From Scrap Processed In The United States, By Kind Of Scrap And Form Of Recovery

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TABLE 6
COPPER RECOVERED FROM SCRAP PROCESSED IN THE UNITED STATES,
BY KIND OF SCRAP AND FORM OF RECOVERY 1
(Metric tons)
    2009   2010
Kind of scrap:
New scrap:
Copper-base------------ 608,000 611,000
Aluminum-base------------ 30,400 r 30,300
Nickel-base------------ 18   18
Total------------- 639,000 r 641,000
Old scrap:      
Copper-base------------ 120,000 109,000
Aluminum-base------------ 17,800 r 21,800
Nickel-base------------ 267 266
Zinc-base------------- 9   9
Total------------- 138,000 r 131,000
Grand total------------ 777,000 r 772,000
Form of recovery:      
As unalloyed copper 47,100 39,000
In brass and bronze----------- 676,000 r 676,000
In alloy iron and steel----------- 673 731
In aluminum alloys------- 48,200 r 51,900
In other alloys----------- 8 9
In chemical compounds----------- 5,030   5,030
Total   777,000 r 772,000
rRevised.-
1Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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