SHANGHAI, Feb 1 (SMM) – China’s production of 10 nonferrous metals amounted to 53.78 million mt in 2017, up 3% from a year ago, according to data released by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) on Wednesday January 31. The annual growth was up 0.5 percentage point from the previous year. According to the data, copper output was up 7.7% to 8.89 million mt, aluminium was up 1.6% to 32.27 million mt, lead was up 9.7% to 4.72 million mt, zinc was down 0.7% to 6.22 million mt, and alumina was up 7.9% to 69.02 million mt. Other nonferrous metals include nickel, tin, magnesium, titanium, antimony, and mercury.

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