Chinese bauxite imports lose 10% value

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Latest trade statistics point to a continuation of the downtrend in imported value of bauxite into China, as the country posted lower demand from external suppliers for most of last year.

Chinese imports of bauxite fell by 10% in value terms in January to November 2016 against 2015, as the country’s demand for foreign-produced bauxite decreased steadily from Q2 onwards, according to China Customs data.

Total imported bauxite in the 11 months of 2016 to November stood at 47.4m tonnes,...

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