Chinese Iron Ore, Scrap & Flat Rolled Imports/Exports for June 2015

Written by Brett Linton

Chinese steel trade data was recently released for the month of June 2015, providing updated data on iron ore imports, steel scrap imports, and flat rolled imports and exports. Chinese imports of iron ore in June were 74,960,000 metric tons, an increase of 5.8 percent from the previous month and an increase of 0.5 percent from June 2014. Total iron ore imports for the first six months of 2015 are at 453,075,000 metric tons.

June imports of steel scrap were 210,000 metric tons, down 4.5 percent from May and down 27.6 percent from the same month one year ago. 2015 total levels for steel scrap imports are at 1,276,000 metric tons.

Flat rolled imports in June were 990,000 metric tons, a 12.4 percent increase from the previous month and a 6.5 percent increase over June 2014 figures. Total 2015 YTD imports were adjusted to 5,794,000 metric tons. Chinese exports of flat rolled steel were 3,620,000 metric tons for June, down 7.8 percent from May but up 7.1 percent from June 2014. Total flat rolled exports for 2015 through June are at an adjusted 23,658,000 metric tons. (Source: China Customs Service)

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