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25 Mar 2019, Gergana Bencheva, EMIS Editor

China’s copper product output rises 14.5% y/y in 2018

China’s copper product output rose by 14.5% on an annual basis to 17.16 million tonnes for 2018, Xinhua News Agency reported referring to data provided by the country’s industry and information technology ministry.

In 2018, the sector’s combined profits went up by 4.3% on the year to CNY 39.6 billion. Also, it was estimated that last year the industry managed to achieve technological progress.

China’s copper consumption, on the other hand, saw a slight 2.5% year-on-year growth for 2018, reaching 13.05 million tonnes, Xinhua News Agency noted.

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