China June alumina output rises to highest since May 2017 – stats bureau

China exporting alumina again as soaring prices upend market. Photo by Rupert Kittinger-Sereinig, Pixabay, CC0.

China’s alumina output rose by 5.4% year-on-year to 6.41 million tonnes in June, its highest in more than two years, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday.

Figure is highest monthly total since May 2017, according to records on the bureau’s website, and comes as prices for the aluminium raw material in China have slumped to their lowest since August 2017 on oversupply.

  • China June refined copper output rises 11.8% year-on-year to 804,000 tonnes, highest since December 2018 – stats bureau
  • China June zinc output rises 10.3% year-on-year to 513,000 tonnes, highest since November 2018 – stats bureau
  • China June lead output rises 18.2% year-on-year to 475,000 tonnes – stats bureau
  • China June iron ore output 12.1% year-on-year to 73.13 mln tonnes – stats bureau

(By Tom Daly; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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