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NBS: China's Output of Base Metals in March 2012
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02:19PM
May 14,2012
Source:SMM

SHANGHAI,Apr.12 -- On Apr.9, the National Bureau of Statistics released China’s output of base metals in March 2012, with details listed below (unit: mt):

  Mar. YoY (%) November MoM (%) Jan.– Mar. YoY (%)
Refined Copper 510,000 8.5 437,000 16.7 1,385,000 9.8
Primary Aluminum 1,568,000 9.4 1,536,000 2.1 4,592,000 12.1
zinc 406,000 -10.2 402,000 1.0 1,185,000 -5.7
Lead 346,000 -6.7 308,000 12.3 923,000 -8.7
Nickel  23,139 24.9 21,391 8.2 63,332 27.2
Tin  13,628 7.5 11,844 15.1 35,630 0.6
Magnesium 54,000 -15.6 2,844,000 17.4 142,000 -9.6
Titanium Sponge    9,000 28.6 9,000 0.0 23,000 21.1
             
Metal Content in Ores            
Copper  132,000 7.3 103,000 28.2 334,000 9.5
alumina 3,115,000 5.4 2,844,000 9.5 8,943,000 7.9
Zinc 445,000 20.3 299,000 48.8 1,015,000 20.3
Antimony and Antimony-products 20,332 -3.2 13,613 49.4 53,443 8.7
(Source: National Bureau of Statistics)

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