The Czech Republic’s non-ferrous exports for aluminum scrap increased by 26.2pc and by 28.6pc for copper scrap in the first half of the year, according to the country’s Customs data.
Aluminum scrap exports stood at 38,528mt in H1 2021 compared with 30,536mt in the same period of the previous year, while copper scrap cargoes from the country increased to 35,794mt from 27,823mt.
In June, the country exported 7,340mt of aluminum scrap, up 21pc from 6,051mt in June 2020. Germany was the largest importer of aluminum scrap from the Czech Republic, recording a 16pc increase in shipments to 2,041mt in June from 1,761mt in the same month last year. Poland followed with a 103pc jump to 1,426mt from 704mt within the same time frame.
The Czech Republic exported 6,148mt of copper scrap in June, a 14pc decline from 7,173mt in the same month last year. Germany was also the biggest importer of copper scrap from the country with a 6pc increase to 2,991mt in June from 2,820mt in June 2020. Poland followed as the second-largest importer of the red metal despite an 11pc decrease to 793mt from 890mt within the same period.