2133 Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining

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Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC)
Reference period
2006 (Revision 2.0)

2133 Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining

This class consists of units mainly engaged in primary smelting or refining of copper, silver, lead or zinc, or in the recovery of these metals from waste or scrap. The metal is cast into ingots or other basic shapes. This class also includes by-production of sulphuric acid in conjunction with the smelting of these metals.

Primary activities

  • Blister copper manufacturing
  • Copper smelting, refining
  • Copper, silver, lead or zinc from scrap or waste material recovering
  • Electrolytic copper manufacturing
  • Electrolytic zinc manufacturing
  • Lead smelting or refining
  • Silver-lead bullion manufacturing
  • Silver smelting, refining
  • Spelter manufacturing
  • Wire bar, copper, manufacturing
  • Zinc smelting or refining


Units mainly engaged in mining but not smelting ores of copper, silver, lead and zinc are included in the appropriate classes of Group 080 Metal Ore Mining.

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