Tuesday, February 10, 2009

2008 tungsten concentrates output grows 5.01%YoY

According to China Non-ferrous Metals Industry Association, China has churned out 84470 tonnes of tungsten concentrates last year up by 5.01%YoY but production of 65%WO3 tungsten concentrates contracted 10.71% MoM to 7668 tonnes last December.

In 2008, yield of tungsten concentrates in Hunan Province dropped 10.86% YoY to 27,590 tonnes accounting for 32.7% of the total output while it in Jiangxi Province has notched up by 5.52%YoY to 39,306 tonnes which takes up 46.5% of the total. The whole tonnages in Hunan and Jiangxi contributed as high as 79.2% to the state annual production of tungsten concentrates.

Production in Henan Province and Guangxi Province also spurted in recent years thanks to retrievement of scheelite in Henan and new mines in Guangxi.

(Sourced from MySteel.net)
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