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Wood Mackenzie Report Finds Section 232 Aluminium Tariffs A Boon To Chinese Exports

Wood Mackenzie Report Finds Section 232 Aluminium Tariffs A Boon To Chinese Exports

In stark contrast with the measure’s intended purpose of protecting United States aluminium producers from imports, the Section 232 tariffs on said imports have coaxed even more aluminium exports from producers in the People’s Republic of China. Such was the conclusion of...

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China’s Aluminium Exports Break Record In January

Continued tepid domestic demand coaxed out a bumper crop of aluminium exports from the People’s Republic of China last month, breaking a four-year record high in the process. According to data from China’s Customs department on Thursday, domestic smelters sent 552 thousand metric tons overseas last month, besting December’s revised total of 520 thousand metric […]

Tepid Trading Picks Up On China’s Spot Aluminium Market After Spring Festival Break

Though initially struggling after the just-ended Spring Festival break, trading on the People’s Republic of China’s spot aluminium market is beginning to quicken after a substantial purchase earlier this week. Coming off one of China’s two “golden week” breaks, trading on the domestic spot market was slow on Monday, with downstream consumers still absent from […]

Bauxite Imports To China Jump By Over 24 Percent In 2018

Stricter environmental standards and greater pressure on the black market led to a significant jump in bauxite imports to the People’s Republic of China last year, shrinking domestic supply while alumina refining rose. Per customs data released earlier this week, last year saw 85.61 million metric tons of bauxite ore reach its shores, a rise […]

Hongqiao To Restart 100 Thousand MTPA Of Aluminium Capacity

With this year’s winter cuts season behind them, China Hongqiao Group Limited will be slowly but surely ramping up production levels over the next several months. The world’s most prolific aluminium producer made the announcement Friday, a day removed from the end of mandatory winter production cuts season. Specifically, the firm said it would commence […]