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2019.04.01

The Metals Production Plans in the 1st Half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020

The planned production in the 1st half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020 are as follows.

Period April 2019 to September 2019
Refined Copper 29,957 metric ton per month
Refined Lead 2,238 metric ton per month
Refined Gold 3,605 kg per month
Refined Silver 29,670 kg per month

(Reference)

October 2018 to March 2019
(previous 6 months plans)
April 2018 to September 2018
(year-on-year)
Refined Copper 27,808 metric ton per month 30,372 metric ton per month
Refined Lead 2,288 metric ton per month 2,288 metric ton per month
Refined Gold 4,067 kg per month 4,654 kg per month
Refined Silver 28,333 kg per month 29,343 kg per month

Note on year-on-year comparison

Copper
  • Total refined copper production will decrease approximately 1% year-on-year. Production will decrease approximately 2% at Naoshima Smelter and Refinery. Production will be almost same at Onahama Smelter and Refinery.
Gold/Silver
  • Refined gold production will decrease due to the lower gold grade of Gresik slime.
  • Refined silver production will increase due to the higher silver grade of metal scrap.

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