Arbitrage, stockpiling boost China's December copper imports

Jan 11, 2010 | 10:37 AM |

China's copper imports increased sharply in December on arbitrage and stockpiling, according to preliminary customs data.

Imports of 369,368 tonnes of unwrought copper and copper-fabricated products rose 27 percent from November and were 28 percent higher than in December 2008, putting full-year imports at 4.29 million tonnes, up 63 percent from 2008.....

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