China’s Nov refined zinc output hits new high as smelters ‘sprint’ to full-year goals

China, the world’s largest zinc producing country, reported a record monthly output of refined zinc in November, with certain domestic smelters “operating beyond their capacity” over recent months to meet full year production targets, sources said.

Zinc production reached a new high of 603,000 tonnes in November, compared with 577,000 tonnes a month ago, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday December 18.
It is the second consecutive record month high for refined zinc production.

“Several smelters in China missed their production targets in...

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Julian Luk

December 18, 2017

12:12 GMT

London