imports of alumina and copper scrap rose last year, with
alumina more than doubling to 5.02 million tonnes while copper
scrap gained 3.7 percent from 2011 to 4.86 million tonnes,
customs data show.
Alumina imports rose 27 percent
in December to 390,000 tonnes, but copper scrap fell 6.4
percent from November to 440,000 tonnes.
Unwrought copper and copper fabricated product imports fell
6.6 percent in December to 341,211 tonnes, but full-year
imports of 4.65 million tonnes were up 14.1 percent compared
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