updated 6/7/2011 8:16:57 AM ET 2011-06-07T12:16:57

SAN MATEO, Calif., June 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 the preliminary unaudited operating results for the first two months of the second quarter of 2011.

In April and May of this year, China Armco sold 25,000 metric tons (MT) of recycled steel products to 3 customers. The Company has recognized approximately $14 million of net sales in its recycled steel business through the first two months of the second quarter. Approximately 80% of the tonnage sold in April and May were completed using pre-selling contracts.

In addition, the Company recorded $7.1 million of revenue in its metal ore trading business. Client activity remained solid, as reflected in the 41,000 MT of metal ores sold during the first two months of the second quarter.

"Our recycling business picked up from a seasonally slow first quarter," said Mr. Kexuan Yao, CEO and Chairman of China Armco. "We are seeing continued interest from customers to increase the amount of recycled metals purchased. So far this year, we have signed 2 new recycling customers who agreed to our pre-selling strategy. As we increase production and make further improvements in our operational efficiencies, we expect measured improvements in our profitability."

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 1-million 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 in diverse countries, including, but not limited to, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Ukraine and the United States. 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 the Company as one of the 10 largest recyclers of scrap metal in China. China Armco estimates the demand for recycled metal market in China will be over 120 million metric tons in 2011. 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, net income, earnings 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.

CONTACT: Investor Relations:
         
         HC International, Inc.
         Ted Haberfield, Executive VP
         Tel: +1-760-755-2716
         Email: thaberfield@hcinternational.net
         Web: http://www.hcinternational.net
         
         Company:
         US Contact:
         Oliver Hu, Business Associate
         China Armco Metals, Inc.
         Office: 650.212.7620
         Mobile: 415.794.0906
         Email: oliver@armcometals.com
         Website: www.armcometals.com
         
         China Contact:
         Wayne Wu:
         China Armco Metals, Inc.
         Office: 021-62375286
         Cell: 18602114846
         Email: wayne.wu@armcometals.com
         Website: www.armcometals.com

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