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China's 10 nonferrous metal output up 6.6% in May

Jun. 26, 2012 (China Knowledge) - The combined output of the ten nonferrous metals rose 6.6% YoY last month, accelerating from a 6.1% growth in the same month of 2011, according to the latest statistics released by the National Development and Reform Commission.
In the first five months, the country's ten nonferrous metal output amounted to 14.26 million metric tons, up 5.1% YoY. The growth rate was 3.7 percentage points lower than that in the corresponding period of last year.

The output of aluminum electrolytic rose 10.5% YoY to 7.82 million metric tons in the first five months, after rising only 4.0% in the same period of 2011. The output of copper and alumina continue to see slower growth of 8.1% and 9.2%, respectively.

The output of lead and zinc saw decline of 5.2% and 7% YoY in the period, after recording YoY growth of 26.1% and 5.1% in the first five months of 2011.
In May, the prices of major nonferrous metals saw decreases compared with March. The average prices of copper and zinc futures on the Shanghai Futures Exchange stood at RMB 57,637 and RMB 15,271 per metric ton, down 2.8% and 0.9% from the previous month, or down 17.3% and 10.9% YoY, respectively. The average price of aluminum electrolytic was steady at RMB 16,046 per metric ton, up 0.3% MoM but down 3.4% YoY.

In the first four months, the nonferrous metal industry realized RMB 52.4 billion in profit, reflecting a decline of 11.2% YoY. The profit of nonferrous metal mining and dressing sector rose 7.3% YoY to RMB 20.7 billion, while that of the nonferrous metal smelting and processing sector fell 20.1% to RMB 31.7 billion.

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