The nonferrous metal sector in Sichuan province, China has warmed up in the year to date with prices rebounding given the policies put in place by the Chinese government to boost domestic demand, despite a significant impact of the global financial crisis on the sector. According to statistics from Sichuan Bureau of Statistics, combined production of 10 non-ferrous metals amounted to 62,200 tons in March, a growth of 13.6 percent from the previous month. In addition, average price for electrolytic aluminium was RMB13,880 (approx. US$2,041) per ton in April, an increase of RMB 1,180 (approx. US$173) from late March.