Chinese Minor Bulk Imports
At 9.3 Mt, Chinese bauxite imports fell by 1.7 Mt annually in July, according to customs data reported by Reuters. Inbound shipments in the first seven months of the year totalled 64.4 Mt, down 4.9 Mt year-on-year.
Chinese imports of nickel ore rose by 0.3 Mt year-on-year to reach a ten-month high of 5.2 Mt in July.
Meanwhile, China’s inbound shipments of copper ores and concentrates reached 1.9 Mt in July. At 13.4 Mt, imports in January-July were 0.7 Mt above the year-ago level.