The Plan has spelled out the major targets and tasks for the nonferrous metal industry in the 2011-2015 period, and is regarded as a framework aimed at changing the industry’s growth structure.

According to the plan, the industry’s major tasks over the next few years include promoting new technology, reducing pollution and increasing efforts to save energy.

For aluminium and other major metals the Plan has focused on readjusting its industrial structure.

The plan has capped the output of 10 nonferrous metals at around 46Mt by 2015, with annual growth rate at 8%.

Outdated smelting capacity will be phased out with 900kt/y of out-of-date aluminium smelting technology to be eliminated by 2015.