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To Cut Or Not To Cut: Chinese Aluminium Smelters Face Growing Dilemma

To Cut Or Not To Cut: Chinese Aluminium Smelters Face Growing Dilemma

According to latest figures provided by Aladdiny, Chinese aluminium smelters have axed up to 340,000 tonnes in annual production due to the coronavirus pandemic, mostly by putting ageing potlines under maintenance. The Shanghai aluminium price hit a three-year nadir, hovering around $1600...

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European Commission Launches Anti-Dumping Investigation Targeting Chinese Aluminium Extruders

Late last week the European Commission announced that it has begun an official inquiry into allegations that aluminium extrusions producers from the People’s Republic of China are dumping their product on the continent’s market, thereby undercutting local producers. The Commission issued the notice on Friday as part of its regularly-published journal. The EC’s investigation is […]

China Releases New Standards For Imported Aluminium Scrap

The long-awaited new standards on imported scrap aluminium and copper were published by the government of the People’s Republic of China on Sunday. The new standards, which will go into effect on July 1, place the minimum aluminium and aluminium alloy content at 100 percent for recycled aluminium ingot, 98 percent for aluminium castings, and […]

Shanghai Shenhuo Aluminium Foil Plant Certified To ASI Chain of Custody Standard

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced the certification of a Shanghai Shenhuo Aluminium Foil Co., Ltd aluminium foil production plant under the ASI Chain of Custody Standard. The newly-issued certification is for the manufacture of aluminium and aluminium alloy foils. The plant, which is located in Shanghai, was previously certified under the ASI Performance Standard […]

Chalco Ships First Bauxite From Boffa Mines In Guinea

Aluminum Corp of China Ltd (Chalco) earlier this week commenced the first shipment of its inaugural batch of bauxite ore from mines in the West African country of Guinea. According to a Chinese ship-tracking website, the first 55 thousand metric tons of bauxite from the project left port on Sunday secured in the cargo holds […]