Sumitomo Metal Mining Plans for Electric Copper Output to Drop by 3% from the Previous Fiscal Year

Sumitomo Metal Mining announced the electric copper production plan of fiscal 2013 ending March 2014 on Monday, that the output decreases by 3% from the previous term to 423,000 tons. It drops slightly compared with the previous term that planned 436,000 tons that is a recorded high, because of regular maintenance. Electric Nickel increases by 30% to 53200 tons caused by completed capability increase building construction work of Niihama Nickel mill.