China Import Billets and Slabs From January to April

Alan Yang

From January to April, China imported 1.076 million tons of billet, an increase of 1448.9% year-on-year, mainly from Iran, Vietnam, Malaysia and other countries; ordinary slab was 995,000 tons, an increase of 534.15% year-on-year, mainly from Vietnam, the UAE, Russia, etc. country. The average import price of ordinary billet is US$407.3/ton, up 13.3% year-on-year; the average import price of ordinary slab is US$398.5/ton, down 5.1% year-on-year.