ferrous scrap imports dipped slightly in January from the
previous month but still remained above a year earlier.
Ferrous scrap imports totaled
489,919 tonnes last month, down 0.8 percent from 493,763 tonnes
in December but 16.4 percent above the January 2011 total,
China customs data show.
Imports from Japan, the largest
supplier, fell 36.7 percent to 262,724 tonnes from 415,290
tonnes in December, while intake from the United States and
Shipments from the United States increased more than
fivefold to 78,960 tonnes from 15,170 tonnes in December (
amm.com, Jan. 23) and those from Australia jumped
to 83,313 tonnes.
A version of this article was first published by AMM sister
publication Steel First.