Copper is in short supply. Trade in copper and copper alloy scrap is thriving because copper can be recycled through copper wire granulator or wire stripper
The United States (17% of world copper-base scrap exports in 2009) is the largest exporter of copper scrap in the world. U.S. exports of scrap have increased by 93% since 2000. Access to raw materials, for instance, scrap, remains critically important for all U.S. manufacturing industries.
As for Russia, its exports of copper-base scrap increased 3-fold between 1993 and 1998 to around 357,000 tons, but since 1999 have dropped sharply to about 1,300 tons in 2009. Japan (7.3%), Germany (9%), United Kingdom (8.7%), France (4.6%), Belgium (2.2%),.Canada (3%), and Hong Kong (1.4%), are also major exporters of copper-base scrap. World imports of copper-base scrap had increased by 265% from 1989 to 2009 in response to the significant industrial growth of the Far East and Europe.
Europe (61%) had a higher share of the world’s imports of scrap in 1989. In 2009, Europe (West and East Europe) accounted for only 22% of global scrap imports. The countries in the Americas have seen their share of world scrap imports diminish from 15% (1989) to around 2% (2009) over this period. Of all countries, China has had the most significant growth in scrap imports over the period 2001 through 2010. By 2007, Chinese imports were 67% higher than that of 2001. South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and India also have been significant importers of copper base scrap in recent years. In recent years, the United States has increased its domestic collection and processing of electronic scrap.
Zhengzhou Amisy copper wire granulator and wire stripping machine are popular in the global market because more and more countries are paying attention to copper recycling. High-quality products, custom-made solutions and a flexible distribution and logistics service for our entire customer base are the basis for our success.