Aluminum production exceeded demand by 381,000 metric tons in the first six months this year, compared with a surplus of almost 1.8 million tons for all of last year, according to the World Bureau of Metal Statistics.
Copper was in shortage at 129,000 tons, the Ware, England- based WBMS said in a statement yesterday.
Metal Jan.- June 2012 Jan. - June 2011 (balance in metric tons) Aluminum 381,000 1,797,900 Copper -129,000 433,000 Lead 40,800 4,300 Zinc 264,000 551,000 Nickel 56,000 7,000 Tin 1,400 --
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