SHANGHAI 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 Bulletin.