By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

China imports spur metals price recovery

China stockpiles record tons of copper and zinc during its slowest GDP growth on record, causing analysts to speculate


Last updated 4/26/2009 at Noon

China has been importing copper and zinc at a record-setting pace since the beginning of 2009. This unprecedented level of buying comes at a time when the Far East country is experiencing the slowest growth in a decade, causing analysts to speculate on what is driving the country's stockpiling of these base metals.

The good news for the mining industry is that China's hunger for copper and zin...

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