MOSCOW, May 24 -- Russia's zinc output in January to April increased by 30.4% on the year, the state statistics committee reported Monday.
The committee didn't give production figures, only the percentages for comparison.
Zinc in concentrate output in January to April increased by 3.2% on the year.
Refined copper output in January to April increased by 17.9% on the year, and copper in concentrate output increased by 13.8%.
Lead output increased 74.2% on the year, and lead in concentrate output doubled.
Nickel output increased by 6.4%, and nickel ore output increased by 12.3%.
Primary aluminum output in January to April fell by 2.2% on the year. Bauxites output fell by 8.8%, and alumina output increased by 8.7%.