Ferrous scrap exports from the Czech Republic rose by 16pc in the first seven months of the year to 1.47mn mt compared to 1.27mn mt in January-July 2020 according to its Customs data.
The country also exported 17pc more of the commodity in July at 194,345mt against 166,097mt in the same month of 2020. On a monthly basis, however, exports fell 15pc from 229,235mt in June.
Germany was the largest importer of ferrous scrap from the Czech Republic with a 29pc jump to 78,122mt in July from 60,742mt in the same month last year. During the same timeframe under comparison, Italy was the second-largest importer with cargoes up 1pc to 49,665mt from 45,206mt. Austria rounded off the top three importers of Czech ferrous scrap with imports increasing by 51pc to 28,864mt in July compared to 19,122mt in the same month last year.