Ten non-ferrous metal production reached 13.385 million tons in the first quarter
According to the website of the National Bureau of Statistics, in the first quarter of this year, China produced 10.358 million tons of non-ferrous metals, an increase of 2.4% year-on-year.
In the first quarter, China's alumina production was 15.878 million tons, which was a decrease of 6.1% year-on-year; primary aluminum （electrolytic aluminum） production was 8.119 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 0.3%; refined copper （electrolytic copper） production was 2.207 million tons, an increase of 8.7% year-on-year. Production of zinc was 1.420 million tons, an increase of 1.7% year-on-year; lead production was 1.268 million tons, an increase of 11.1% year-on-year; aluminum production was 1.783 million tons, a year-on-year decrease of 3.8%; copper production was 3.67 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 10.5%. Aluminum production was 13.377 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 15.1%.
In the production of major mineral products, the production of raw coal was 800 million tons in the first quarter, a year-on-year increase of 3.9%; the industrial enterprises above the designated size had a total of 2,433 raw coal production, which was a decrease of 372 compared with December 2017, which was a decrease from 2015 before the implementation of the capacity reduction policy. In 1229, the per capita output increased by about 80,000 tons compared with the same period of 2015, and the average size of the company expanded significantly. The raw coal import volume reached 75.41 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 16.6%, and raw coal imports increased significantly; coal prices declined. The production of crude oil was 46.33 million tons, a year-on-year drop of 2%, a decrease of 4.8 percentage points from the same period of last year; imported crude oil was 11,207 million tons, an increase of 7% year-on-year, and the growth rate of crude oil imports fell; crude oil prices fluctuated higher. The production of natural gas reached 39.67 billion cubic meters, a year-on-year increase of 3.3%. Affected by the higher base, the growth rate was 0.1% lower than the same period of last year. The import of natural gas was 20.62 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 37.3%, and the natural gas import grew rapidly.
In the first quarter, the added value of industrial enterprises above designated size increased by 6.8% year-on-year. Among them, the industrial added value of non-ferrous metal mining industry fell by 3.3% year-on-year; the increase value of non-ferrous metal smelting and rolling processing industry industry increased by 5.2% year-on-year.