SOURCE: China Armco Metals, Inc.

December 21, 2010 07:58 ET

China Armco Metals Provides Update on Metal Recycling Business

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - December 21, 2010) -  China Armco Metals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CNAM) ("China Armco" or the "Company"), a distributor of imported metal ore and metal recycler with a new state-of-the-art scrap metal recycling facility in China, today announced it expects the Company to produce and sell approximately 25,500 tons of recycled steel with an aggregate value of approximately $12 million in the fourth quarter of 2010.

China Armco's fourth quarter orders to sell 25,500 tons of recycled steel are from 5 customers. The central government recently announced that the power rationing for energy intensive industries and steel producers will be phased out and the Company is optimistic about being able to be operating on a full time basis in the near term.

"We are encouraged by recent actions by the central government to relax the power restrictions," remarked Mr.Kexuan Yao, the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Recycled steel produced through our state-of-the-art production facility, which uses less electricity and emits less air pollution than steel produced through traditional iron ore processing, is poised to benefit from the central government's new policies. We are working diligently to secure additional scrap metal in order to service the pent up demand for recycled steel in China." 

About China Armco Metals, Inc.

China Armco Metals, Inc. is engaged in the sale and distribution of metal ore and non-ferrous metals throughout the PRC and has entered the recycling business with the recent launch of operations of a 80,000 ton per year shredder and recycler of metals located on 32 acres of land. China Armco maintains customers throughout China which includes the fastest growing steel producing mills and foundries in the PRC. Raw materials are acquired from a global group of suppliers located diverse countries, including, but not limited to, India, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Brazil, Turkey and the Philippines. China Armco's product lines include ferrous and non-ferrous ore, iron ore, chrome ore, nickel ore, magnesium, copper ore, manganese ore and steel billet. The recycling facility is expected to be capable of recycling one million metric tons of scrap metal per year which will position China Armco as one of the 10 largest recyclers of scrap metal in China. China Armco estimates the recycled metal market in China as 70 million metric tons. For more information about China Armco, please visit http://www.armcometals.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

In connection with the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, China Armco Metals, Inc., is hereby providing cautionary statements identifying important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements (as defined in such act). Any statements that are not historical facts and that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, indicated through the use of words or phrases such as "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimated," "intends," "plans," "believes" and "projects") may be forward-looking and may involve estimates and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, our expectations regarding our revenues and production related to our scrap metal recycling operations and the extent of government imposed blackouts and the impact on our recycling operations. In addition, any such statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to, and are accompanied by, the following key factors that have a direct bearing on our results of operations:

We caution that the factors described herein could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements we make and that investors should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Further, any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of such factors. Further, we cannot assess the impact of each such factor on our results of operations or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. This press release is qualified in its entirety by our partner's ability to complete its obligations to source various minerals and ores within acceptable specifications, demand and fluctuations in the prices of those minerals and ores, our ability to resell any sourced minerals and ores at current market prices and on favorable terms, our ability to finance the purchase price of any minerals and ores, and the cautionary statements and risk factor disclosure contained in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009.

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