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Hong Kong — China's production of 10 major non-ferrous metals totaled 4.32 million mtin November, down 6.9% year on year, the National Development and ReformCommission said Thursday.

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The 10 major non-ferrous metals monitored by NDRC are aluminum, copper,nickel, zinc, lead, tin, antimony, magnesium, titanium, and mercury.

The country's primary aluminum output, at 2.35 million mt in November,slumped 16.8% year on year, NDRC said.

Alumina output plunged 22.1% year on year to 4.86 million mt, a 19-monthlow since April 2016 when the country produced 4.87 million mt.

Production of refined copper, zinc and lead, however, all showed onlymoderate annual growth in November.

Chinese smelters' refined copper production reached a 35-month peak at786,000 mt last month, up 9.8% year on year.

Lead output rose 7.6% year on year to 424,000 mt while zinc productionwas up 7.5% at 603,000 mt last month.

Output of the 10 non-ferrous metals over January-November was 49.34million mt, up 2.5% from a year ago.

Primary aluminum production inched up 1.7% year on year to 29.54 millionmt, while alumina output rose 10.5% to 65.14 million mt over January-November.

Copper production rose 6.8% year on year to 8.09 million mt over theperiod.

--Winnie Lee,

--Edited by E Shailaja Nair,