Chinese cobalt metal imports up 55% against 2018 but coronavirus could hit near-term import appetite

China imported 1,623 tonnes of cobalt metal in 2019, up 54.6% from 1,050 tonnes in 2018, according to official but unconfirmed data seen by Fastmarkets.

Fourth-quarter shipments totaled 527 tonnes, up 24.3% from 424 tonnes in the third quarter and up eightfold from 58 tonnes in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Chinese appetite for...

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Susan Zou

February 06, 2020

10:59 GMT

Shanghai