Thailand imported 11pc less ferrous scrap in April 2021 at 119,457mt compared to 134,353mt during the same month last year, according to the country’s latest customs data. Ferrous imports into Thailand dipped 3pc in April from 123,532mt in March 2021.
Imports from Australia jumped 183pc at 19,626mt in April 2021 from 6,924mt in the same month last year. Compared to the prior month, shipments from this country increased 69pc from 11,595mt. The United States exported 69pc less ferrous scrap to Thailand last month at 11,202mt from 36,538mt in April 2020. Against March, US exports were up 15pc from 9,720mt.
In the year until April, Thailand’s ferrous imports stood at 501,916mt, down 4pc from 525,519mt in January-April 2020.
Thailand’s imports of aluminum scrap surged 43pc this April at 30,372mt from 21,297mt last year but were nearly flat with a 1pc drop from 30,783mt in March 2021. The country’s total aluminum imports from January-April were 122,258mt, 43pc more than 85,348mt during the same period last year.