Economy Coronavirus impact: Indian buyers of Chinese metal products seek damages over delays in delivery Updated : February 18, 2020 01:29 PM IST Indian companies are seeing that Chinese companies cannot deliver on time and are requesting damage payments. China is the world's biggest metals consumer but also the top exporter of some industrial metals, such as steel and aluminium. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.