Brazilian copper exports rise; other metal shipments log drop

May 22, 2013 | 05:18 PM | Carolina Guerra

Tags  Brazil, copper, ferromanganese, aluminum, alumina, copper ore, copper cathode, ferrosilicon ferrocolumbium

SÃO PAULO — Brazil exported significantly more copper ore and copper cathode in April than it did in the same month in 2012, but its shipments of aluminum, alumina, bauxite and most ferroalloys declined, according the Brazilian trade ministry.

Brazil saw shipments of copper ore rise to 86,491 tonnes in April, up 77.5 percent year on year thanks to an increase in shipments to Germany and India. Meanwhile, copper cathode exports rose sevenfold in the same time frame, led by a dramatic increase in shipments to China. ....

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