BEIJING, Jan 23 (Reuters) - 
    * China's December refined copper output rose by 4.5 percent
year-on-year to 839,000 tonnes, its highest monthly total in
2018, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday.
    * The bureau typically does not provide individual numbers
for
January and February due to the impact of Chinese New Year
    * China 2018 refined copper up 8 percent y/y at 9.03 million
tonnes - stats bureau  
    * China Dec lead output soars 30.5 percent year-on-year to
561,000
tonnes - stas bureau 
    * Figure is the highest in stats bureau records going back
to
1995, beating the previous record of 484,000 tonnes set in
November.
    * China 2018 lead output up 9.8 percent year-on-year at 5.11
million tonnes - stats bureau
    * China Dec zinc output down 1.7 percent y/y at 509,000
tonnes -
stats bureau
    * China 2018 zinc output down 3.2 percent y/y at 5.68
million
tonnes - stats bureau
    * China Dec iron ore output up 3.3 percent y/y at 68.42 mln
tonnes
- stats bureau
    * China 2018 iron ore output down 3.1 percent at 763.37
million
tonnes
    * China Dec alumina output up 19.6 percent y/y at 6.21 mln
tonnes
- stats bureau
    * China 2018 alumina output up 9.9 percent y/y at 72.53
million
tonnes - stats bureau