production of aluminum and copper remained high in October,
according to data from the countrys National Bureau of
Aluminum output of 1.72 million
tonnes was down marginally from the previous month but well
above production in October 2011. Production averaged 55,484
tonnes per day last month, down 0.5 percent from September but
20.3 percent higher than a year earlier. Year-to-date output of
16.46 million tonnes was 11.3 percent higher than in the same
period last year.
Refined copper output totaled 520,000 tonnes in October,
with average daily production of 16,774 tonnes down 1.5 percent
from the previous month but 8.6 percent higher than in October
last year. Year-to-date output of more than 4.94 million tonnes
was up 7.4 percent from a year earlier.
A version of this article was first published by AMM sister
publication Metal Bulletin.