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Production results

The production of electrolytic copper outperformed the plan by 1 683 tonnes (0.3%) and recorded the second highest value in the history of KGHM i.e. 565 834 tonnes. The growth of production resulted from the processing of higher amounts of concentrate and increased share of production from purchased copper-bearing materials in the form of scrap, copper blister and imported concentrates. Supplementing own concentrates with purchased copper-bearing materials allowed for efficient utilisation of the existing production capacity.

 

The production of other smelter products (silver, wire rod, OFE and round billets) depends on the volume of electrolytic copper production, the type of raw materials used and on market demand. Polska Miedź produced in 2012 1 274 tonnes of silver i.e. 14 tonnes more (1.1%) than in 2011.

 

 

Smelter production in 2011–2012

 

Unit

2011

2012

Electrolytic copper

kt

571,0

565,8

Wire rod

kt

226,2

228,6

OFE and Cu Ag rod

kt

16,4

14,4

Round billets

kt

20,3

18,0

Metallic silver

t

1 260

1 274

Gold

kg

703,8

916,4

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