China's unwrought Copper imports fall 3.1% m/m in October


BEIJING (Scrap Register): China's imports of unwrought copper, including anode, refined and semi-finished copper products were 431,000 tonnes in October, declined 3.1% month-on-month and up 1.9% from 423,000 tonnes in October 2018, according to latest figures released by the General Administration of Customs.

January-October imports of unwrought copper were down 10% year-on-year to 3.97 million tonnes, customs said.

Imports of copper concentrate, or partially processed ore, meanwhile came in at 1.914 million tonnes in October, the customs data showed. That was up 21.1% from 1.581 million tonnes in September and up 22% year-on-year as smelters stocked up on raw material.

January-October imports were up 8.3% year-on-year at 17.916 million tonnes.

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