According to the website of the national bureau of statistics, China produced 13.385 million tons of 10 kinds of non-ferrous metals in the first quarter of this year, an increase of 2.4 percent year-on-year.
In the first quarter, China's production of alumina was 15.886 million tons, down 6.1% from the previous year. The output of primary aluminium (electrolytic aluminium) was 8119,000 tons, up 0.3% year on year. Refined copper (electrolytic copper) output was 2.207 million tons, up 8.7 percent year on year. Zinc production was 142,000 tons, up 1.7% year on year. Lead production was 1.268 million tons, up 11.1% year on year. Output of aluminium alloy was 1.783 million tons, down 3.8% year on year. Copper production was 3.67 million tons, up 10.5% year on year. Aluminum production was 13.37 million tons, up 15.1% year on year.
In the production of major mineral products, 800 million tons of raw coal were produced in the first quarter, up 3.9 percent year on year. A total of 2,433 industrial enterprises above the scale produced raw coal, 372 fewer than in December 2017, 1,29fewer than in 2015 before the implementation of the production capacity reduction policy. The average household production was about 80,000 tons higher than the same period in 2015, and the average enterprise scale was significantly increased. Imports of raw coal totaled 75.41 million tons, up 16.6% year on year, and imports of raw coal increased significantly. Coal prices have fallen. Crude oil production was 46.33 million tons, down 2 percent year on year, down 4.8 percent from the same period last year. Imports of crude oil totaled 112.07 million tons, up 7% year on year. Crude oil prices surged higher. Production of natural gas totaled 39.67 billion cubic meters, up 3.3 percent year on year. Imports of natural gas totaled 20.62 million tons, up 37.3 percent year on year.