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China Copper, Lead Output Grew in Aug., Zinc, Aluminum Production Slid
Sep 20,2016 15:06CST
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China’s copper and lead output grew year-on-year in August, while output of zinc and aluminum slipped, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

SHANGHAI, Sep. 20 (SMM) - China’s copper and lead output grew year-on-year in August, while output of zinc and aluminum slipped, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

Refined copper output jumped 12.4% year-on-year to 743,000 tonnes in August, while lead output increased 4.8% year-on-year to 351,000 tonnes. Zinc output fell 2.8% year-on-year to 517,000 tonnes, with aluminum output down 0.8% to 2,713,000 tonnes.

Details are as follows: (Unit: tonne)
Metal     Aug.  Year-on-Year (%) Jan.-Aug.  Year-on-Year (%)
Copper    743,000   12.4    5,498,000  8.7
Aluminum   2,713,000   -0.8    20,688,000  -1.8
Lead    351,000   4.8    2,835,000  7.3
Zinc    517,000   -2.8    4,053,000  -1.0 

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