Indonesia imported 92,793mt of aluminum scrap in January-July this year, up 22pc from 76,177mt in the same period last year, according to data from the country’s Customs data.
In July, these imports increased by 17pc to 14,037mt from 12,044mt in July 2020. The largest exporter to Indonesia in July was the US with 6,147mt of aluminum scrap, down 34pc, followed by the UK at 2,639mt, a 242pc increase, and Australia at 1,299mt up 522pc.
In the past month or so, Asian countries are struggling to import scrap from the US due to port congestion and lack of container availability. Due to this, Indonesia as well as South Korea and India are now resorting to importing scrap from the UAE and Australia.