Chinas imports of steelmaking raw materials were mixed in
October, with ferrous scrap rising month on month while iron
ore and coking coal both logged declines, according to customs
data released Nov. 21.
intake of ferrous scrap jumped 12.3 percent month on month to
322,840 tonnes as a nearly 18-percent decline in shipments from
largest-supplier Japan was offset by higher volumes received
from the United States and Hong Kong, the customs data
Chinas iron ore imports fell 9 percent month on month in
October to more than 67.8 million tonnes.
This put the total for
the first 10 months of the year at 668.35 million tonnes, up
10.1 percent from the same year-ago period. Imports from
Indonesia from January to October rose 52.6 percent to 13.73
million tonnes in the same comparison.
Coking coal imports of
6.05 million tonnes fell 16.6 percent month on month.
For the first 10
months of the year, the countrys imports of the product
increased 51.4 percent to 60.8 million tonnes, according to the
Staff in Shanghai
contributed to this story.
A version of this
article was first published in AMM sister publication Steel