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

Written by Brett Linton

Chinese steel trade data was recently released for the month of November 2015, providing updated data on iron ore imports, scrap imports, and flat rolled imports and exports. Chinese imports of iron ore in November were 82,130,000 metric tons, an increase of 8.8 percent from the previous month and an increase of 21.9 percent from November 2014. Total iron ore imports for the first eleven months of 2015 are at 856,550,000 metric tons.

November Chinese imports of steel scrap were 180,000 metric tons, an increase of 12.5 percent from October but a decrease of 5.3 percent from the same month one year ago. 2015 total levels for steel scrap imports are at 2,130,000 metric tons.

Flat rolled imports to China in November were 760,000 metric tons, a 5.0 percent decrease from the previous month and a 20.0 percent decrease over November 2014 figures. Total 2015 YTD imports were adjusted to 9,760,000 metric tons.

Chinese exports of flat rolled steel were 3,930,000 metric tons for November, up 3.1 percent from October but down 6.0 percent from November 2014. Total flat rolled exports for 2015 through November are at an adjusted 44,100,000 metric tons. (Source: China Customs Service)

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