Chinese copper, nickel output reach new highs as aluminum falls

Jan 20, 2011 | 11:43 AM |

China's output of nonferrous metals was split in December, although two metals registered new highs.

Copper output reached an all-time high of 440,000 tonnes in December, but the headline figure masked a 3-percent decline in daily production, according to data from the country's National Statistics Bureau. Output for the year totaled 4.79 million tonnes, up 12.2 percent from 2009 levels.....

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