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NBS: China's Output of Base Metals in April 2012
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02:21PM
May 14,2012
Source:SMM

SHANGHAI,May.14 -- On May.11, the National Bureau of Statistics released China’s output of base metals in April 2012, with details listed below (unit: mt):

  Apr. YoY (%) November MoM (%) Jan.– Apr. YoY (%)
Refined Copper 491,000 5.1 510,000 -3.7 1,886,000 8.1
Primary Aluminum 1,537,000 6.7 1,568,000 -2.0 6,099,000 10.7
zinc 385,000 -10.5 406,000 -5.2 1,564,000 -7.3
Lead 358,000 -3.0 346,000 3.5 1,259,000 -8.8
Nickel  21,766 33.4 23,139 -5.9 79,473 28.3
Tin  10,967 -16.3 13,628 -19.5 46,486 -3.6
Magnesium 58,000 3.6 3,115,000 7.4 20,000 -4.3
Titanium Sponge    9,000 28.6 9,000 0.0 32,000 14.3
             
Metal Content in Ores            
Copper  131,000 13.9 132,000 -0.8 466,000 16.5
alumina 3,160,000 6.3 3,115,000 1.4 12,105,000 7.7
Zinc 429,000 17.9 445,000 -3.6 1,425,000 23.2
Antimony and Antimony-products 17,734 0.5 20,332 -12.8 58,370 1.9
(Source: National Bureau of Statistics)

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