China's copper scrap imports on rise institute

Nov 05, 2004 | 08:19 AM |

China's copper scrap imports are expected to grow nearly 14 percent to 3.6 million tonnes this year from 3.16 million tonnes in 2003, according to a prediction by the Beijing Zhongse Metal Recycling Institute.

"Domestic demand for copper is very strong, particularly from the electrical appliance industry," Zhang Xi-zhong, the institute's director, said. He added that China would need to continue importing copper scrap in the future because its domestic scrap generation is unable to satisfy local demand.....

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