Chinese imports of nonferrous scrap metals fell in October
compared with September, but registered year-on-year gains,
according to Chinese customs figures released Nov. 21.
Copper scrap imports
tumbled 9.6 percent month on month to the lowest level since
July, reaching 356,881 tonnes for the month. Imports of the
product also fell 9.5 percent year on year.
Secondary aluminum imports declined 10.6 percent to 208,908
tonnes in the same comparison. However, compared with October
2012, imports rose 2.3 percent, the customs data show.
A version of this
article was first published in AMM sister publication Metal