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2016.10.03

The Metals Production Plans in the 2nd Half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017

The planned productions in the 2nd half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 are as follows:

Period October 2016 to March 2017
Refined Copper 26,712 metric ton per month
Refined Lead 2,347 metric ton per month
Refined Gold 4,250 kg per month
Refined Silver 31,167 kg per month

(Reference)

April 2016 to September 2016
(previous 6 months plans)
October 2015 to March 2016
(year-on-year)
Refined Copper 28,275 metric ton per month 26,682 metric ton per month
Refined Lead 2,347 metric ton per month 2,336 metric ton per month
Refined Gold 3,492 kg per month 3,543 kg per month
Refined Silver 31,917 kg per month 36,448 kg per month

Notes on year-on-year comparison

Copper
  • Total refined copper production will be almost the same year-on-year. Production will decrease approximately 5% at Naoshima Smelter and Refinery, where production will be down coming March due to a periodic maintenance shutdown. Production will increase approximately 11% at Onahama Smelter and Refinery.
Gold/Silver
  • Refined gold production will increase due to the higher volume of Naoshima slime and Gresik slime.
  • Refined silver production will decrease due to the lower silver grade in the slimes.

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