Refined copper exports down by 90 pc, imports up three times

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Indias refined copper imports increased from 44,245 tonnes in 2017-18 to 92,990 tonnes in 2018-19 and 152 lakh tonnes (lt) in 2019 20, while exports declined from 3.78 lt in 2017-18 to 47,917 tonnes in 2018-19 and 36,959 tonnes in 2019-20, respectively, as per a written response in the Lok Sabha by Union Minister of Mines, Coal and Parliamentary Affairs Mr Pralhad Joshi. Import of refined copper has thus more than trebled between 2017-18 and 2019-20, while exports have declined by over 90 per cent during the period, added the minister, as per a report.