According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the production volume of silico-manganese in September was 1,019,600 tons, up by 19.5% from 853,000 tons of the year-earlier month. It was for the first time since last June that the monthly production surpassed 1 million tons.|
Even compared with 906,900 tons of the prior month, it was up by 12.4%, which stemmed from the increase in production pushed forward due to the hike of Chinese domestic market price in August and September and in preparation for the termination of application of cheap electricity rate for high-water season.
The accumulated total from January to September was 7,905,500 tons, up by 5.0% from 7,530,000 tons of the year-earlier period. For a reference, those in 2011, 2010 and 2009 were 7,792,800 tons, 6,206,000 tons and 5,849,000 tons respectively.