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Ferrous Scrap

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade how much ferrous scrap has been imported from the United States of America in the last 12 months; and at what average price per tonne.

In the 12 months ending April 1977, 431 thousand tonnes were imported at an average value of £73 per tonne. This average value derived from the import statistics is not a true price and would be influenced by different qualities of scrap, transport costs and other factors.