SHANGHAI, May 7 (SMM) – China’s imports of copper ore and concentrate increased about 14% to 2.03 million mt in April from a month earlier, according to data from China’s General Administration of Customs released on Thursday.
For the first four months of 2020, China’s copper ore and concentrate imports totalled 7.58 million mt. That was up 4.9% from the same period last year, recovering from a 0.5% decline registered in the January-to-March period.
Customs data also showed that China’s imports of unwrought copper and copper products increased 4.4% from a month ago to 461,457.5 mt last month.
In January-to-April, China imported a total of 1.75 million mt of unwrought copper and copper products. That was up 10.4% year on year, accelerating from an increase of 9.1% in January-to-March.