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2017.04.03

The Metals Production Plans in the 1st Half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018

The planned production in the 1st half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018 are as follows.

Period April 2017 to September 2017
Refined Copper 29,531 metric ton per month
Refined Lead 2,288 metric ton per month
Refined Gold 4,133 kg per month
Refined Silver 31,833 kg per month

(Reference)

October 2016 to March 2017
(previous 6 months plans)
April 2016 to September 2016
(year-on-year)
Refined Copper 26,712 metric ton per month 26,148 metric ton per month
Refined Lead 2,347 metric ton per month 2,333 metric ton per month
Refined Gold 4,250 kg per month 3,180 kg per month
Refined Silver 31,167 kg per month 29,671 kg per month

Notes on year-on-year comparison

Copper
  • Total refined copper production will increase approximately 13% year-on-year. Production will increase approximately 4% at Naoshima Smelter and Refinery, approximately 30% at Onahama Smelter and Refinery respectively.
Gold/Silver
  • Refined gold production will increase due to the higher gold grade of Naoshima slime and Gresik slime.
  • Refined Silver production will increase due to the higher silver grade of Naoshima slime and the higher volume of metal scrap treatment.

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