According to data released by the Pakistan Federal Bureau of Statistics, Pakistan's iron and steel scrap imports amounted to 125,375 tonnes in January this year increasing 23.9% compared to December last year and down 13.3% YoY. The value of the iron and steel scrap imports was USD 54.4 million in January rising 16.7% compared to December last year and up 6% compared to the same month of 2012.
Pakistan's scrap imports in the July 2012 January 2013 period amounted to 998,859 tonnes rising 2% on YoY basis. In the period in question, the value of Pakistan's iron and steel scrap imports was USD 394 million rising 17.3% YoY.
Meanwhile, Pakistan's iron and steel imports in January amounted to 189,930 tonnes increasing by 11.5% on YoY basis and up 46.5% compared to the previous month. The country's iron and steel imports in the July 2012 January 2013 period totaled 1 million tonnes increasing 6% YoY.