China refined nickel imports drop in Sept.

Oct 22, 2013 | 03:13 PM | Rey Mashayekhi

Tags  China, imports, nickel, refined, ore, Rey Mashayekhi

NEW YORK — Chinese refined nickel imports fell to a three-month low in September, offset by continually rising nickel ore imports ahead of next year’s ban of Indonesian raw materials, according to Chinese customs data.

Refined nickel imports to China totaled 11,967 tonnes in September, down 16.3 percent from the previous month and a 12.7-percent decrease from the same period last year (, Oct. 21) . That total represents the second-lowest amount of refined material imported in 2013.....

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