BEIJING, Sep. 28 -- The combined output of the top ten nonferrous metals in China rose 8.2% year on year to 2.64 million metric tons in August this year, according to the latest statistics released by the National Development and Reform Commission.
Last month, the country's output of electrolytic aluminum, copper, lead and zinc grew 10.9%, 9.1%, 1.8% and 5.1% year on year, respectively.
During the period from January to August, the combined output of the top ten nonferrous metals hit 20.92 million metric tons, 26.5% more than in the same period of last year. The country's output of electrolytic aluminum surged 37.4% year on year to 10.84 million metric tons, while the output of copper, lead, zinc and alumina saw year-on-year growth of 17.5%, 2.4%, 23.9% and 37.6%, respectively.
As of the end of August, the cement inventory in the country's major building materials manufacturers amounted to 13.08 million metric tons, up 11.7% year on year; while flat glass inventory dropped 19.9% year on year to 13.89 million metric tons.