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China's crude steel production accelerates
China's crude steel output rose 8.3 percent year on year to 652.48 million tonnes in the first ten months of 2013, faster than the 2.1-percent increase seen in the same period last year, the country's top economic planner said Thursday.
Aluminum smelters set to change buying strategy
Some aluminum smelters in China, the world's top producer and consumer of the metal, could in 2014 turn to spot shipments or short-term contracts for raw material alumina as the ratios used to calculate annual term contracts climb, trading sources said.
China's crude oil output up 0.2% in Oct
China, the world's second largest oil consumer, saw its crude oil output rise 0.2% year on year to 17.86 million metric tons in Oct this year, according to recent figures released by the National Development and Reform Commission.