NEW YORK Domestic copper
production fell to 88,600 tonnes in November, down 1.3 percent
from 89,800 tonnes the previous month, according to the U.S.
Geological Survey (USGS).
Production through the first 11
months of the year totaled 873,600 tonnes, down 2.7 percent
from 898,200 tonnes in the same period a year earlier.
Brass mill production also fell
in November to 77,200 tonnes, down 1.8 percent from 78,600
tonnes in October, and wire rod output fell 1.9 percent to
103,000 tonnes from 105,000 tonnes in the same comparison.
Shipments of brass mill products
slipped 1.1 percent to 78,100 tonnes in November from 79,000
tonnes the previous month, and wire rod shipments dropped 6.3
percent to 104,000 tonnes from 111,000 tonnes.
Meanwhile, U.S. tin consumption
slid 2.7 percent to 1,780 tonnes in November from 1,830 tonnes