China April copper imports rise as demand recovers
Business - China’s unwrought copper imports rose in April from the prior month as the country continues to recover from the coronavirus outbreak, while aluminum exports saw their lowest monthly total since October on dwindling orders from overseas.
Imports of unwrought copper, including anode, refined and semi-finished copper products into China, the world’s top copper consumer, came in at 461,457.5 tonnes last month, the General Administration of Customs said on Thursday.
That was up 4.4% from 441,926 tonnes in March this year and up 13.9% from April last year. January-April imports of 1.748 million tonnes were up 10.4% year-on-year, customs said.