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Pan Pacific sees H2 copper output up 12.4 pct y/y

TOKYO, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Pan Pacific Copper, Japan's biggest copper smelter and a subsidiary of JX Holdings , said it plans to produce 268,300 tonnes of refined copper in the October-March second half, up 12.4 percent from the same period last financial year.

Mitsubishi Materials Co , Japan's No.3 smelter, plans output of about 150,000 tonnes during the six months, while No.2 Sumitomo Metal Mining plans 218,000 tonnes.

Japan is the world's third-biggest copper producer after Chile and China.

(Reporting by Risa Maeda; Editing by Michael Watson)

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