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Environmental crackdown hits August metals output
    2017-09-15  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

CHINA’S non-ferrous metal output fell to a one-year low in August, in a sign that the government’s environmental crackdown is curbing supplies of base metals, with aluminum also hit by efforts to rein in output.

Production of 10 nonferrous metals, including copper, aluminum, lead, zinc and nickel, fell 2.2 percent to 4.42 million tons, official data showed Thursday, the lowest in a year and the first year-on-year drop since December 2015.

“I think it is definitely related to the crackdown on production that will pollute the environment,” said Helen Lau, an analyst at Argonaut Securities in Hong Kong.

The impact of China’s environmental protection campaign was also evident in weak industrial production growth, she said.

China has launched an aggressive campaign to curb choking smog in its northern regions, promising to close more factories and enforce bigger emission cuts in coming months, along with random spot checks to ensure targets are met.

Smelters of copper and other nonferrous metals have faced closures because of the crackdown. Lead has been hit particularly hard, with 80 percent of illegal secondary smelters shut down since the second half of last year.

China’s primary aluminum production fell for a second successive month in August to its lowest level since April 2016.

(SD-Agencies)

 

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