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Chalco Cutting Alumina Production Rate By A Tenth In “Flexible Production” Measures

Chalco Cutting Alumina Production Rate By A Tenth In “Flexible Production” Measures

The world’s leading producer of alumina said on Thursday that it is entering “flexible production” that will translate into curtailing overall production by a tenth going forward. Aluminum Corp of China Ltd (Chalco) indicated that cuts would be allocated across three alumina...

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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 (11,340 yuan) a tonne on March 24th, while the Middle Kingdom’s annual production […]

Coronavirus Spikes Demand For Aluminium Nose Clips As Production Of Disposable Face Masks Skyrockets

Reverberations from the COVID-19 virus (“coronavirus”) have been felt all along the aluminium value stream in the People’s Republic of China, but the virus has also provided an opportunity for aluminium producers thanks to the exploding consumption of disposable face masks. According to a note published yesterday by metals consultant Aladdiny, the daily production rate […]

CNIA Suggest Aluminium Stockpiling In Response To Coronavirus Woes

In a bid to limit the pressure on aluminium producers in the People’s Republic of China exerted by the quickly-spreading coronavirus, the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA) advised stockpiling the metal until the crisis has passed. The CNIA said most of the country’s major suppliers have been able to maintain “normal production,” but demand […]

CNIA Denies Aluminium Dumping Allegations, Citing Better Tech And “Internal” Factors In Europe

The People’s Republic of China’s aluminium trade group denied dumping allegations by their counterparts in the European Union, responding in a statement that it is being unfairly punished for “internal” factors occurring at the complaining companies. “China’s aluminum extrusion products have not caused damage to the EU’s relevant industries and there is no dumping in […]

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 […]