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Ferrous scrap saw 15% rebound in 2010, says BIR

BIR – Global scrap consumption for world steel production reached 530 million tonnes last year, an increase of more than 15% over 2009, according to the 2nd edition of World Statistics on Ferrous Scrap Metal.

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) released the new document at its convention this week in Singapore. The Ferrous Division said this important compilation of statistics on the global ferrous scrap market enjoyed tremendous success on its debut in 2010.

The second edition covers the five-year period between 2006 and 2010, and contains graphs, tables and background information on worldwide scrap trade and usage. Hard copies or PDF files are available on request from BIR.

‘The Ferrous Division is aware of the importance of reliable figures and will strive to continue publishing these statistics in the years to come,’ said divisional President Christian Rubach.

BIR Statistics Advisor Rolf Willeke, who compiled the report, will provide regular updates within the framework of the Ferrous Division’s quarterly World Mirror on Ferrous Metals.

 

The report can be downloaded below

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