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2018.04.02

The Metals Production Plans in the 1st Half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019

The planned production in the 1st half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019 are as follows.

Period April 2018 to September 2018
Refined Copper 31,229 metric ton per month
Refined Lead 2,288 metric ton per month
Refined Gold 4,150 kg per month
Refined Silver 31,500 kg per month

(Reference)

October 2017 to March 2018
(previous 6 months plans)
April 2017 to September 2017
(year-on-year)
Refined Copper 30,305 metric ton per month 29,189 metric ton per month
Refined Lead 2,230 metric ton per month 2,328 metric ton per month
Refined Gold 4,958 kg per month 3,129 kg per month
Refined Silver 33,500 kg per month 27,326 kg per month

Notes on year-on-year comparison

Copper
  • Total refined copper production will increase approximately 7% year-on-year. Production will increase approximately 11% at Naoshima Smelter and Refinery, approximately 1% at Onahama Smelter and Refinery respectively.
Gold/Silver
  • Refined gold production will increase due to the higher gold grade of Gresik slime.
  • Refined silver production will increase due to the higher volume of metal scrap treatment.

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