China Copper Output Gains 7.6% Even After Smelters Vow Cuts

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  • First half increase comes as treatment fees increase: Guotai
  • Monthly zinc, lead output both at highest since June 2015

China, the world’s top producer of refined copper, boosted output by 7.6 percent in the first half as margins rose, even after smelters pledged late last year to cut output to shore up prices.

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