Currently, non-ferrous metals demand is really strong. Domestic factories need raw materials to run their mills and plants but all kinds of metals are in short supply. There has not been a return to pre-COVID volumes owing to a lack of collections in winter and also increasing shipping line problems.
Pakistan imports all kinds of non-ferrous scrap requiring dismantling and processing. These materials are supplied to domestic manufacturing units and melted into copper and aluminium ingots for exportation mainly to China.
With the first COVID-19 vaccine now being administered in the UK and accessible in other countries too, it is to be hoped that 2021 will mean safer and healthier lives for everyone.
A.B.M. Corporation (PAK), Board Member of the BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division