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Chinese Non Ferrous Production in 10 Months Touches 48 Million tonnes

Metal News - Published on Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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National Bureau of Statistics data showed that China's production of 10 nonferrous metals, including copper, aluminium, lead, zinc and nickel, totaled 4.97 million tonne last month, up 4.6% YoY. In January-October, output of the 10 nonferrous metals amounted to 48.15 million tonne, with a year-over-year increase of 4.6%.

China’s production of primary aluminium fell 1.8% from a year ago and 0.7% from a month ago to 2.88 million tonne in October. This brought output in the first 10 months of 2019 to 29.24 million tonne, up 0.7% from the same period a year earlier

China’s production of copper cathode rose 17.9% from a year ago to a record high of 868,000 tonnes in October. Copper production in the first 10 months of 2019 amounted for 7.83 million tonnes, up 8.1% from the same period last year.

China’s zinc production came in at 548,000 tonnes, barely changed from a month ago and up 8.3% from a year ago. This was the highest level since January 2018. This brought zinc production in January-October to 5.12 million tonnes, with a YoY increase of 9.4%.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 19 Nov 2019
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