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Production at Zhongwang Plant in Tianjin Expected by End of 2016

Production at Zhongwang Plant in Tianjin Expected by End of 2016

Extruded aluminum giant China Zhongwang Holdings Ltd said last week that it expected the first production line at its Tianjin plant to come online by the end of the year. The firm anticipates that the new production line will help it tap...

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China to Increase Aluminium Consumption by One Fifth over Next Three Years: CNIA

An aluminium industry group in the People’s Republic of China said that the country plans to increase domestic aluminium demand by eighteen percent over the next three years. Increases are expected to come from the use of high-end products in construction and transportation. The China Nonferrous Industry Association said on Tuesday that the Middle Kingdom […]

U.S. Customs Considering Tariffs Change to Combat Fake Semis

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is working with the American aluminium industry to change aluminium tariffs in a manner designed to staunch the flow of fake semis from China into the global aluminium market. As previously detailed in these pages, major Chinese firms have been justifiably accused on several occasions of shipping partially-machined aluminium parts […]

China Hongqiao Misses Revenue Expectations for First Half of 2016

Results for Chinese aluminium giant China Hongqiao Group Ltd were lower than expected for the first half of 2016. The firm, still the world’s largest producer of aluminium, reported earnings for the period on Friday. At the end of the first half of 2016 the firm’s aggregate designated aluminium production capacity topped out at 5.9 […]