China's non-ferrous metals output grows in Jan-Aug

Updated: Oct 2, 2019 Xinhua Print
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Workers load copper tubes at Hailiang Co Ltd. [Photo/IC]

China's 10 major non-ferrous metals saw faster output expansion in the first eight months of this year, official data showed.

Total output reached 38.63 million tons in the Jan-Aug period, up 4.6 percent year-on-year, 0.8 percentage points faster over one year ago, according to the National Development and Reform Commission.

Output of copper reached 6.15 million tons, up 5.8 percent year-on-year. The country's lead production expanded 18.8 percent to 3.96 million tons.

Profits in the nonferrous metals sector rose 9.7 percent year-on-year in the period, and the growth rate was 3.7 percentage points higher than that of the first seven months, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed.

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