SHANGHAI, May 16 (SMM) – China produced 740,000 mt of refined copper in April, up 1.5% from a year ago, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
The brought output in the first four months of 2019 to 2.985 million mt, up 7.3% from the same period last year.
NBS data also showed that China’s output of zinc in January-April declined 4.4% from a year ago and stood at 1.765 million mt. Zinc production in April was 0.4% lower than April 2018, standing at 465,000 mt.
Output of lead came in at 494,000 mt in April and 1.924 million mt in January-April, up 22.9% and 18.6% year on year, respectively.