China’s 2017 copper imports down slightly to 4.69 mln t

China, the world’s largest copper consuming country, imported 4.69 million tonnes of unwrought copper in 2017, down 5.7% from a year ago, according to the latest customs data.

The amount of unwrought copper brought into the country in 2016 was 4.95 million tonnes.

The drop stands in contrast to the rising domestic copper production. For the first ten months of 2017, China's refined...


Julian Luk

January 12, 2018

15:05 GMT