China’s Dec copper scrap imports drop on stricter regulation; 2017 up 6%

China’s copper scrap imports declined 20% year on year in December 2017 due to tightening import regulations, though tonnage for the whole year increased 6% because of better discounts and higher copper prices over the year.

China imported 263,513 tonnes of copper scrap in December, down 19.81% from the previous year and 2.78% month on month, according to Chinese customs data released on January 25.
The new regulations have been applied to the market since the fourth quarter of 2017.

Metal Bulletin reported in September last year that China...


Kiki Kang

January 26, 2018

10:50 GMT