China Lifts Quotas for Minor Metals
Source: Mining Weekly, Matthew Hill (4/25/11)
"Production quotas were increased for tungsten, tin, antimony and molybdenum."
The state-owned news service said the production quota for tungsten, added to steel for toughness, concentrate was 87,000 tons this year—an 8.75% rise on the figure for 2010, while the quota for tin ore was 12.3% higher for 2011, at 73,000 tons.
The 2011 quota for antimony, used for flame proofing, is 105,000 tons, a slight rise on last year’s figure.
Molybdenum saw its output quota 7.5% higher for 2011, at 200,000 tons. The element is used to harden steel.