China exported 6.14Mt of steel in August, 990kt more than that of July and up 44.8% year on year. August saw the largest steel export volume since October 2010. Steel exports from January to August totaled 41.98Mt up 17.4% y-o-y

Steel import inAugust were 1.23Mt, 50kt more than in July and up 2.5% y-o-y. Total imports from January to August declined 0.9% to 9.23Mt.

Iron ore imports declined to 69.01Mt in August a 4.13Mt fall month on month but rose 10.5% from a year earlier. Iron ore imports from January to August totaled 526Mt, up 8.3% y-o-y.

Source: China Metals e-mail chinametal@xinhua.org