IN FIGURES: China’s battery raw materials imports in January-February 2021

A summary of China’s battery raw materials imports for the first two months of 2021.

In brief
Imports of cobalt metal rose sharply year-on-year early in 2021, with the second round of stockpiling by China’s State Reserve Bureau elevating the domestic price of metal in the first two months of the year, triggering a robust import appetite in the country for the blue metal.

Imports of cobalt intermediates were up due to comparatively...

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Susan Zou

Carrie Shi

Sybil Pan

Yingchi Yang

March 23, 2021

13:45 GMT

Shanghai