Chinas copper scrap imports rose 9.4 percent month on
month to a yearly high of 382,152 tonnes in August while base
metal imports were mixed, according to Chinas latest
Shipments of copper
ore and concentrate fell 19.8 percent to 752,421 tonnes, while
refined copper imports slid 9.9 percent to 262,924 tonnes.
climbed 62.2 percent vs. July to 33,380 tonnes, the highest
level since October 2012, while secondary aluminum shipments
rose 13.9 percent to 237,706 tonnes, a 12-month high.
nickel imports slipped 14.2 percent from July to 14,296 tonnes,
while shipments of nickel ore and concentrates fell 19.8
percent to 5.3 million tonnes in the same comparison.
Chinas alumina imports tumbled 38.4 percent month on
month in August to 144,354 tonnes.
version of this article was first published in AMM sister
publication Metal Bulletin.