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China’s Copper imports rise in April

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BEIJING (Scrap Register): China's unwrought copper imports rose 3.58% in April from the previous month, according to data released by the General Administration of Customs, as demand gathered momentum at the start of the peak-consumption second quarter.

Imports of unwrought copper, including anode, refined and semi-finished copper products into China, the world's top consumer of the metal, came in at 405,000 tonnes last month, rose 3.58% as compares with 391,000 tonnes in March, but down 8.4% from 442,000 tonnes in April 2018.

Arrivals of copper concentrate, or partially processed copper ore, were at 1.66 million tonnes in April. That was down 6.2% from 1.77 million tonnes in March and up 7.1% from 1.55 million tonnes in April 2018, according to the customs data.

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