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China’s top zinc, lead smelter lifts H1 output 14.5%

Yunnan Chihong Zinc & Germanium Co (Chihong), China’s largest zinc and lead producer headquartered in Southwest China’s Yunnan province, saw its output of refined metal products, mainly zinc and lead ingots, surge by 14.5% on year to 269,500 tonnes in the first half of this year, Mysteel Global learned on September 4. The smelter says its operations were largely unaffected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
By product breakdown, output of zinc ingot reached 175,400 tonnes over January-June, that of zinc alloy products topped 352,00 tonnes, lead ingot production totalled 58,800 tonnes, lead-based alloys output was equivalent to 1,000 tonnes, and germanium production was 24.2 tonnes, according to the newly released interim report of the company’s

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