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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 RECOVERY1
(Metric tons)
    2011   2012
Kind of scrap:
New:
Copper-base------------ 618,000 609,000
Aluminum-base------------ 31,400 r 32,900
Nickel-base------------ 18   18
Total------------- 649,000 - 642,000
Old:      
Copper-base------------ 124,000 134,000
Aluminum-base------------ 28,700 30,300
Nickel-base------------ 267 267
Zinc-base------------- 13   10
Total------------- 153,000   164,000
Grand total------------ 802,000 - 807,000
Form of recovery:      
As unalloyed copper 38,400 40,600
In brass and bronze----------- 699,000 698,000
In alloy iron and steel----------- 692 658
In aluminum alloys------- 59,300 r 62,500
In other alloys----------- 12 10
In chemical compounds----------- 5,030   5,030
Total   802,000 - 807,000
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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