Mitsui Mining expects H2 zinc output to rise 0.2%

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Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co, Japan’s biggest zinc smelter, plans to produce 110,800 tonnes of refined zinc in the second half of the 2022/23 financial year, up 0.2% year on year, it said on Monday.

The second half runs from October to March.

Zinc is used mainly as an anti-corrosive coating while making galvanized steel.

Following are details of the company’s output plan, with comparisons against estimated production in the first half of the 2022/23 financial year and actual production in the second half of 2021/22, which ended on March 31.

(Zinc and lead in tonnes):

H2 FY22/23H1 FY22/23H2 FY21/22
Zinc110,800112,400110,600
Lead35,00035,00034,600

(By Yuka Obayashi; Editing by David Goodman)

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