Zinc, meanwhile, recorded the biggest year-on-year decline, with shipments abroad falling by 23.2% to 31,940 tons from January-November 2019 versus the same period the previous year.
Exports of aluminium exports rose by 9.5% year on year to a little more than 1.8 million tons in January-November 2019. Increased deliveries to Malaysia (up by 53.4% to 281,701 tons), South Korea (up by 14.8% to 273,250 tons) and India (up by 23.1% to 245,954 tons) helped to offset the impact of lower shipments to China, which fell by 31% to 342,896 tons.
Hong Kong and Thailand showed the biggest percentage increases during the 11-month period, with their intake rising by 132.9% to 98,003 tons and 108.5% to 32,334 tons respectively.
Thailand's imports of aluminium scrap from the US increased consistently throughout the first seven months of last year, peaking at 5,045...