Ferrous scrap exports from the Czech Republic declined by 13pc to 197,444mt in February compared to 227,221mt in the same month last year.
Shipments in the first two months of the year also fell to 368,462mt from 406,110mt in the same period last year, according to the country’s Customs data. However, scrap exports in February increased by 15pc from 171,019mt in the previous month.
Germany remained the largest importer of Czech ferrous scrap in February at 79,496mt despite a 27pc drop from 109,284mt imported in the same month last year. Shipments to Italy increased 7pc annually to 48,605mt in February from 45,492mt and rose to Austria during the same timeframe by 47pc to 30,245mt from 20,620mt.
Exports to Pakistan witnessed the highest annual growth, rising 533pc to 4,258mt from 673mt during the period under review. On the other hand, exports to Poland declined by 48pc to 20,491mt in February from 39,271mt last year.