Copper scrap exports increased by 44pc in the Czech Republic in January-May compared to the same period in 2020, the Czech Customs reported. The Czech Republic exported 29,647mt of copper scrap in the first five months of the year compared to 20,650mt in January-May 2020.
In May, copper scrap exports increased by 70pc to 6,931mt from 4,072mt in the same month last year and were up by 21pc from 5,715mt in April.
Germany remained the biggest buyer of Czech copper scrap in May with shipments of 3,420mt, followed by Poland, with 778mt, and China, with 619mt.
Aluminum scrap exports also trended up with an increase of 27pc in January-May to 31,188mt from 24,486mt in the same timeframe last year, Customs reported.
In May, aluminum exports increased by 60pc to 5,957mt from 3,732mt in the same month last year but fell by 7pc from 6,429mt in April.
Germany was also the largest importer of Czech aluminum scrap with a total of 1,730mt in May followed by Austria, with 958mt, and Italy with 862mt.