China’s cobalt metal imports hit record high in August

China’s imports of cobalt metal hit a historical high in August after importers in the country looked to take advantage of noticeable arbitrage opportunities.

A total of 1,130 tonnes of cobalt was delivered to China in August, an increase of 245% from the prior month and 421% higher than the same month of last year, according to Chinese customs data. August's volume is the highest ever in a month.

The cobalt metal price in China has held a persistent premium to its European equivalent since July, resulting...

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Susan Zou

September 28, 2020

06:07 GMT

Shanghai