Chinese copper imports up 15% y-o-y in June; copper ore, concentrates soar by 25%

China imported 448,000 tonnes of unwrought copper and copper products in June, from 390,000 tonnes last June, according to preliminary data released by China Customs on Monday July 16.

Imports in June rose by 14.87% on a yearly basis but recorded a 27,000-tonne decline from May. Total imports for January-June were at 2.6 million tonnes, up 16.3% from the corresponding period of last year, data showed.

A Shanghai-based trader said the monthly decline in unwrought copper and copper products imports in...


Violet Li

July 16, 2018

12:48 GMT