Chinese iron ore imports rise as others slide

Oct 25, 2012 | 11:18 AM | None

Tags  steelmaking raw materials, iron ore imports, ferrous scrap imports, Chinese customs

SHANGHAI — China’s imports of iron ore continued to rise in September, while those of coking coal and ferrous scrap declined, according to Chinese customs data.

India, which used to be among the top three iron ore suppliers to China, fell to the bottom end of the top-10 list in September. Imports from India totaled 790,000 tonnes, down 51.5 percent from August, due to the nation’s export ban and monsoon season.....

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