Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co Ltd, Japan’s biggest zinc smelter, plans to produce 117,800 tonnes of refined zinc in the second half of the 2023/24 financial year, up 9.8% from a year earlier, it said on Monday.
The second half runs from October to March.
Zinc is used mainly as an anti-corrosive coating while making galvanised steel.
Following are details of the company’s output plan, with comparisons against estimated first-half production of the 2023/24 year and actual second-half output of the 2022/23 financial year, which ended on March 31.
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(By Yuka Obayashi; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)