Chinese zinc, lead production volumes rise in May

China’s zinc production increased over the month of May but overall production is still down for the year, according to the latest figures released by the country’s National Bureau of Statistics.

The country produced 481,000 tonnes of zinc last month, a 1.5% increase from the 474,000 tonnes produced during April. May’s production in 2017 was 9.9% lower year-on-year. During the first five months of 2017, China’s output of refined zinc totalled 2,439,000 tonnes, a decrease of 1.7% from the corresponding period a year earlier. A...

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Echo Ma

June 19, 2017

15:00 GMT

Shanghai