China Aluminium output rises 6% Y-o-Y in April: CNIA
BEIJING (Scrap Monster): China aluminium production rose by 6% year-on-year to 1.53 million tons in April, as per latest data released by China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA).
According to CNIA data, it is still 2.4 Ktd lower than the production rate seen in February and slowest pace of output growth since same month last year.
Country's primary aluminium production averaged 51,000 metric tons/day in April, up from 50,500 mt/day in March and up from 48,400 mt/day in April 2011, CNIA added.
April production totaled 1.531 million mt, down from 1.564 million mt in March but up from 1.451 million mt in April 2011.
For the first four months of 2012, Chinese output averaged 50,900 mt/day to total 6.160 million mt, up from 5.454 million mt at 45,500 mt/day in January-April 2011
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