BEIJING -- China Minmetals Corporation said Thursday that its profits soared 123.2 percent year on year in 2010 due to robust commodity sales.
Profits totaled 7 billion yuan ($1.06 billion) last year, the company's president Zhou Zhongshu said, attributing the profit growth to strong sales of its commodity products.
Business revenue hit 255 billion yuan, up 49.62 percent from a year earlier, Zhou said, adding that the company's products, including steel, iron ore, coal, ferroalloy and other commodities, achieved record sales.
The company aims to become China's largest supplier of iron ore by 2015, Zhou said. He expected the company's revenue to top 400 billion yuan and profits to reach 15 billion yuan by 2015.