INTL LEAD & ZINC CONF: China’s lead output to retreat by 2020 on environmental controls – CNIA

China’s lead production is estimated to moderately decrease by 2020 due to the stringent environmental regulations, a spokesperson of the China Non-ferrous Industry Association (CNIA) told delegates at the 21st China International Lead and Zinc Conference on October 31.

Peng Tao, the general secretary of CNIA, forecast China’s lead production to retreat to 4.65 million tonnes in two years’ time, slightly down from 4.71 million tonnes in 2017.

“Beijing will prohibit the expansion of lead mines and smelters in highly polluted areas, such as along...

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Anna Xu

October 31, 2018

14:40 GMT

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