During the 12th five-year plan period, the total amount of the ten non-ferrous metals will be controlled

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At the China nonferrous metals summit and Shanghai nonferrous metals network annual conference on dec 4, shang fushan, vice President of the China nonferrous metals industry association, said proposals for the 12th five-year plan for nonferrous metals have been submitted. During the 12th five-year plan period, the total output of 10 non-ferrous metals, including copper, aluminum, lead and zinc, will be controlled to within 41 million tons. The development of small metals will receive special attention. While controlling the total amount, the added value of products will be greatly enhanced and the downstream deep processing industry will be developed.

According to the plan, "twelfth five-year" period, the overall train of thought on the development of the non-ferrous metal industry to meet the demand of domestic market is given priority to, make full use of domestic and overseas two kinds of mineral resources, vigorously develops the circulation economy, strict control of smelting capacity blind expansion, resolutely eliminate backward production capacity, increase the independent innovation, promote industrial restructuring and upgrading.

By 2015, the apparent consumption of 10 metals "is likely to exceed 43.8 million tons," according to the nonferrous metals association. The association also recommended that production of 10 metals be limited to 41 million tons by 2015. Among them, to control the repeated construction of smelting capacity. The construction of smelting capacity will be strictly limited in the central and eastern regions, and will be guided to draw closer to the source areas of western resources.

Shang also highlighted plans for the development of metals used in the new materials industry during the 12th five-year plan period. He said that high-performance copper, aluminum, magnesium, tungsten, molybdenum, tantalum, niobium and other alloys, high-performance rare earth materials, high-performance precious metal materials, high-performance polycrystalline silicon, monocrystalline silicon materials, high-performance batteries and superconducting materials will be highlighted in the next five years.

On the sidelines of the conference, shang fushan told the financial times that tungsten, molybdenum, antimony, rare earth and other metals are China's advantageous resources.

"In terms of production volume control, it is important for enterprises to realize that the scarcity of these metals can only be reflected by less stuff, and the market will compensate for the production reduction in price." Shang fushan admitted that the biggest problem facing enterprises at present is that they cannot form a production linkage, and they are worried that the market vacancy left by their own production cuts will be filled by others. However, he did not give a positive answer on whether it would lead to a corresponding organization such as Opec.