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CHINA CUSTOMS: China’s refined nickel imports up 6% in July, nickel ore down

August 21, 2014 - 11:04 GMT Location: Shanghai

KEYWORDS: China , nickel ore , refined nickel , imports

China’s imports of refined nickel were up in July even as volumes of imported nickel ore fell amid the Indonesian exports ban.

Inbound shipments of refined nickel were 17,724 tonnes in June, up 6.2% year-on-year, according to Chinese customs data released on Thursday August 21. "The imports increase in July was driven by the gains in London Metal Exchange prices which triggered purchases by local mills," a...

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