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China's Refined Copper, Lead & Zinc Output Hit Record Highs In December

20 Jan 2020 8:52 pm
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Mumbai (Commodities Control) – China's refined copper output rose 11.6% year on year to a monthly record of 930,000 tonnes in December, data released by the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Monday.

The total was also up 2.3% from November, which had set the previous record high.Annual copper output for 2019 rose 10.2% from the previous year to 9.784 million tonnes.

Chinese lead production last month rose 9.4% year on year to a record 595,000 tonnes, with annual output up 14.9% at 5.797 million tonnes.

Zinc output hit a record 607,000 tonnes in December, up 19.5% on the same month last year, while annual output gained 9.2% to 6.236 million tonnes.

December's production of alumina fell 5.1% from the same month last year to 5.918 million tonnes. Annual output was down 1% at 72.474 million tonnes.

China December iron ore output was up 0.7% at 75.177 million tonnes, with annual output up 4.9% at 844.356 million tonnes.

(Commodities Control Bureau)

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