China buys record amount of copper concs in March

China's imports of copper concentrate reached 2.1 million tonnes in March to set a new highest monthly record, customs data out on Tuesday April 13 shows.

"The robust imports in March came after weaker shipment [volumes] in February, presumably, due to the fact that high sea waves at Chilean ports caused a delay. The higher concentrate imports came amid rising smelter production that requires raw material feed," senior commodities strategist of ING, Yao Wenyu said.

Copper concentrate shipments from major Chilean copper mines including Escondida and Collahuasi were delayed for three weeks due to...


Julian Luk

April 14, 2021

11:02 GMT