SHANGHAI, Nov 6 (Reuters) - State-owned metals and mineral trading firm China Minmetals signed a 20 million tonne iron ore purchase agreement with Brazilian mining giant Vale on Tuesday.
The agreement was signed during a ceremony at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai.
China is the world’s biggest consumer of the steelmaking ingredient.
Minmetals also signed a 2,400 tonne nickel briquette purchase agreement with Japan’s Sumitomo Corp. That was for purchases over a five-year period. (Reporting by David Stanway; Writing by Dominique Patton; Editing by Joseph Radford)