On Wednesday, July 3, the U.S. Department of Commerce released May metal import and export data.
Copper: Imports and exports of U.S. copper declined in May, cathode copper imports in May were 51,457,570 kg, lower than the previous month’s 64,526,429 kg, and imports in the first five months of this year totaled 249,231,969 kg. The U.S. cathode copper exports in May were 6,483,069 kg, down from 9,039,985 kg in April. The total exports in the first five months of this year were 33,581,045 kg.
Aluminum: Aluminum imports fell sharply in May, while exports increased; forged non-alloy aluminium imports in May were 91,424,542 kg, lower than 145,821,464 kg in April; and the total amount of forged non-alloy aluminium imports in January-May this year was 585,568,465 kg. The U.S. exports of Unforged non-alloy aluminium in April were 5,531,637 kg, higher than 4,626,307 kg in April, with a total of 23,528,884 kg in the first five months of this year.
Lead: Exports of lead in the United States declined in May and imports increased; imports of Unforged refined lead in May were 28,519,462 kg, lower than 47,057,235 kg in April; this year’s total was 178,746,104 kg in January-May. The United States exported 196,977 kg of Unforged refined lead in May, up from 72,603 kg in April and 8,739,076 kg in January-May.
Zinc: The U.S. imports of zinc increased and exports decreased in May; the imports of non-forged non-alloy zinc in May were 39,235,893 kg, higher than 38,319,210 kg in April; the total imports in the first five months of this year were 191,265,485 kg. The United States exported 660,201 kg of Unforged non-alloy zinc in May, lower than 703,032 kg in the previous month, and 15,192,575 kg in January-May.
Tin: The U.S. imports of tin decreased in May, while exports rose in May; the imports of non-forged non-alloy tin in May were 2,469,625 kg, lower than 2,924,496 kg in April; the total imports in the first five months of this year were 16,615,300 kg. The United States exported 347,137 kg of Unforged non-alloy tin in May, up from 245,574 kg in April, and 1,105,968 kg in January-May.
Nickel: The import and export of nickel in the United States increased annually in May; the import of Unforged non-alloy nickel in May was 8,962,77 kg, higher than that in April, 8,681,539 kg; the cumulative amount in the first five months of this year was 42,299,144 kg. The U.S. exports of Unforged non-alloy nickel in May were 241,595, 224,782 kg in the first month of the month, and 1,216,177 kg in January-May.