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China imported 6.48 mln t of bauxite in October, down 4% m-o-m, a new monthly low for 2019. Bauxite imports from Guinea were only 1.66 mln t, down 7% m-o-m, a historic monthly low over the past two years. Imports from Australia lifted by 5% on-month to 3.5 mln t in October – a new high for 2019; and imports from Indonesia dropped by 11% on month to 1.08 mln t. Australia, Guinea and Indonesia continued as the top three bauxite suppliers to China in October, with a total of 6.24 mln t and accounting 96% of the monthly total.


Other October imports: Solomon Islands 119 kt, Malaysia 65 kt, Montenegro 48 kt, Jamaica 8.2 t and Turkey 1.07 t. China’s total bauxite imports amounted to 84.62 mln t during the first ten months of 2019, surging by 24.7% y-o-y.



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