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Brazil's scrap exports rise, imports fall in 2020

15 Jan 2021 14:07 reported by Joy Liu

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According to official statistics, Brazil exported around 731,000 tons of scrap in 2020, which increased by 3% compared to the previous year, due to an export volume to China with around 41,000 tons in September 2020. Excluding the exports to China, Brazil’s 2020 scrap exports were roughly 690,000 tons.

In terms of imports, the volume reached around 91,000 tons in 2020, dropping by 47.7% from 2019.

Among them, the top three import sources were the US (around 39,000 tons), Canada (around 30,000 tons), and Bolivia (around 13,000 tons), accounting for 43%, 33%, and 15% of the total, respectively.

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