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Operating Rate at Major Chinese Producers in Copper, Aluminum, Zinc, Lead, Tin and Silicon Industries in May 2014
Jun 25,2014 13:32CST
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Average operation rate at major Chinese producers in the copper, aluminum, zinc, lead, tin and silicon industries generally fell in May, Shanghai Metals Market survey showed.

SHANGHAI, Jun. 25 (SMM) – Average operation rate at major Chinese producers in the copper, aluminum, zinc, lead, tin and silicon industries generally fell in May, due mainly to the arrival of low-demand season, liquidity crunch, and environmental protection requirements. The falling trend is expected to continue in June in most of the sectors, SMM foresees. 

Copper Sector 
SHANGHAI, Jun. 20 (SMM) – The average operating rate at Chinese copper tube/pipe producers fell 1.93 percentage points in May to 85.33%, the SMM survey shows.
 
SHANGHAI, Jun. 12 (SMM) – The average operating rate at major copper wire rod producers in China fell 2.42 percentage points in May to 70.8%, due partly to difficulties in sourcing raw materials, according to an SMM survey.
 
SHANGHAI, Jun. 5 (SMM) – Operating rates at Chinese copper wire and cable producers averaged 81.27% in May, virtually unchanged from April, the latest SMM survey indicates.

Average Operating Rate at China’s Copper Plate, Sheet, Strip and Foil Makers Edges Down in May 2014
The average operating rate at China’s copper plate, sheet, strip and foil producers fell to 65.91% in May from April’s 66.29%, an SMM survey shows.
 
Aluminum Sector
SHANGHAI, Jun. 23 (SMM) – Average operating rate at domestic aluminum plate/sheet, strip and foil (FRP) producers is expected to slip to 61% in June, Shanghai Metals Market foresees.
 
SHANGHAI, Jun. 24 (SMM) – Average operating rate at Chinese aluminum wire and cable producers slid to 59.11% in May, Shanghai Metals Market survey showed.
 
SHANGHAI, Jun. 17 (SMM) – Operating rates at Chinese aluminum extruders are expected to fall slightly during June, Shanghai Metals Market foresees.
 
Zinc Sector 
SHANGHAI, Jun. 9 (SMM) – The average operating rate at major Chinese zinc smelters is expected to fall to around 70% in June, Shanghai Metals Market learns.
 
SHANGHAI, Jun. 20 (SMM) – Average operating rate at Chinese zinc oxide producers is expected to fall further in June from 60.1% in May as a low-demand season sets in, Shanghai Metals Market foresees.
 
SHANGHAI, Jun. 18 (SMM) – Average operating rate at Chinese galvanizers fell 4.7% from April to 82.2% in May due to poor orders, Shanghai Metals Market learnt.
 
SHANGHAI, Jun. 20 (SMM) – Average operating rate at Chinese die-cast zinc alloy producers fell 2.7% from April to 60.7% in May due to soft demand, Shanghai Metals Market survey found.
 
Lead Sector 
SHANGHAI, Jun. 17 (SMM) –  The average operating rate at these smelters rose in May to 46.75%, up by 0.2 percentage point from April’s average of 46.55%, a recent SMM survey of 13 major smelters reveals.
 
Tin Sector 
SHANGHAI, Jun. 23 (SMM) – Average operating rate in China’s tin soldering industry in May inched down from April as the off-season arrived earlier than usual, Shanghai Metals Market learned.
 
Silicon Sector 
SHANGHAI, Jun. 10 (SMM) – Average operating rate at Chinese silicon metal producers was 33.60% in May, up merely 1 percentage point from April, but down 2.98 percentage points from a year ago, Shanghai Metals Market survey found.
 
 

 

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