Non-ferrous Metals Industry
Gansu enjoys abundant resources and many varieties of non-ferrous metals. Its nickel reserves rank first in the country, while those of aluminum, copper, lead, zinc, antimony, tungsten and platinum-group elements are plentiful. The industry's scale is expanding rapidly as the production volume of non-ferrous metals has maintained rapid growth in recent years.
Due to the nonferrous metals clustered in Lanzhou, Jinchang and Baiyin, State-level nonferrous metal new material industrial bases have been formed in Gansu.