China imported 15 million tonnes copper ores in the first nine months, up 19.5 per cent from a year earlier, accelerating from a 17.9 per cent growth for the first eight months this year, according to the data released by the state customs on Friday.
The country imported 3.99 million tonnes unwrought copper for the period of January-September, shows the data.
That put China's imports of copper ore in September alone at 1.93 million tonnes, the highest on record, according to Reuters calculation based on the official data. The country's imports of unwrought . . .
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