SHANGHAI, Dec 26 (SMM) – China’s imports of bauxite rose in November, after declining for three consecutive months, showed data from China customs.
China imported 7.21 million mt of bauxite (under HS code 26060000) last month, up 11.38% from a month ago but down 10.9% from a year ago.
In November, Australia, the Republic of Guinea and Indonesia remained the top three bauxite exporters to China, with their combined volume accounting for 92.03% of the total.
Australian cargoes took up 3.28 million mt, while 1.86 million mt originated from Guinea and 1.5 million mt came from Indonesia.
For the same month, China imported 295,200 mt of bauxite from Brazil, 124,500 mt from Turkey, 86,800 mt from the Republic of Montenegro, 55,400 mt from Solomon Islands, and 13,100 mt from Jamaica.