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*China's Scrap Imports Total 1.63M Tons In Jan-Jun 07
China's ferrous scrap imports totaled 1,630,000 tons in January-June 2007, down 50.9% from the same period of 2006, standing at an annualized 3,260,000 tons, according to Chinese customs statistics.

In the breakdown by main destinations, Philippines supplied the largest quantity of 292,000 tons or 17.9% of the total, up by a factor of 2.3 from same period of 2006.

Japan ranked second at 275,000 tons or 16.9%, down 53.1%, and Hong Kong third at 176,000 tons or 10.8%, down 30.1%.

Meanwhile, the USA receded to eighth place and its supply volume stood at a mere 82,000 tons or 5.0% of the total, down 90.7%. The USA provided the largest amount in the same period of 2006.

Also, imports from Kazakhstan plunged by 76.3% to 116,000 tons or 7.1% of the total.
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