According to the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA), China’s refined lead output during March was 422,300 mt.
Data from China Customs shows China imported 101,300 mt of lead concentrate during March, down 8.2% from February.
China Customs reported that refined lead imports during March were only 4 mt, down sharply from the 242 mt in February.
According to China Customs, China imported 4.56 million mt of bauxite during March, down 12.02% YoY.
Data from the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA) show that China’s alumina output hit nearly 3.5 million mt during March, up 12.36% YoY.
China Copper Products Apparent Consumption Data Analysis in March 2013
China Copper Products Imports Data Analysis in March 2013
China Copper Products Output Data Analysis in March 2013
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Copper prices rose on Thursday on a weaker dollar and after strong U.S. jobs data lifted sentiment about the outlook for global metals demand.
According to China Customs, China’s alumina imports hit 351,600 mt during February.
According to the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA), China produced 6.8 million mt of alumina during the first two months of 2013, up 16.47% YoY.
Copper concentrate imports in February rose by 8.6% YoY, but were down 80,000 mt from January levels.
According to China Customs, China imported 4.29 million mt of bauxite during February, down 6.14% YoY.
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