Sumitomo Metal Mining will up nickel output, cut copper

Apr 03, 2013 | 11:48 AM |

Tags  Sumitomo Metal Mining, Taganito, Hyuga, London Metal Exchange, nickel, electrolytic nickel, ferronickel, copper Philippines

TOKYO — Japan’s Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd. (SMM) plans to increase its nickel output for this fiscal year, but it will reduce its copper production due to planned maintenance works.
The company expects to produce 53,200 tonnes of electrolytic nickel this fiscal year, up nearly 30 percent from 41,000 tonnes in the fiscal year just ended, the company said. ....

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