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US October Copper Output 100,000 Tons, +11.4% On Month - USGS
Mar 4,2011 09:37CST
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LONDON, Mar 03, 2011 (Dow Jones Commodities News via Comtex) -- U.S. domestic production of mined copper in October was 100,000 metric tons, up 11.4% from 89,800 tons in September and the highest level since November 2009, according Thursday to the U.S. Geological Survey.

But mine production for the first ten months of 2010 was 923,000 tons, 7% lower than during the same period of 2009.  Production of electrolytic refined copper was slightly lower on the month in October at 86,900 tons from 90,800 tons in September.Consumption of refined copper in October was down around 3% at 147,000 tons, but around 6% above October 2009 levels.

Year-to-date consumption through October 2010 was about 6% higher than for the first ten months of 2009, at 1.49 million tons.



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