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China January aluminium exports hit record high; copper imports rise

Reuters  |  BEIJING 

By Tom DalyBEIJING (Reuters) - China's aluminium exports surged to a record high in January, according to customs data released on Thursday, as weak domestic demand led to another bumper month of shipments overseas.Exports of unwrought aluminium and aluminium products from China, the world's top producer of the metal, rose to 552,000 tonnes last month, the General Administration of Customs said.That was up 6.2 percent from a revised figure of 520,000 tonnes for December 2018 and up 25.5 percent from a year earlier, beating the previous record high of 542,700 tonnes set in December ...

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First Published: Thu, February 14 2019. 10:28 IST