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Henan To Cap Primary Aluminium Production, Increase Value-Added Capacity In 2020

Henan To Cap Primary Aluminium Production, Increase Value-Added Capacity In 2020

The government of China’s top aluminium-smelting region announced plans earlier this week to limit primary aluminium production to 2.5 million metric tons per annum beginning next year in order to allow it to transition into a more downstream-oriented production paradigm. Overall the...

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Smelter Restarts Push China’s May Aluminium Production Up By 2.1 Percent

Aluminium smelter restarts and a recovery in prices helped drive up China’s output last month, pushing production up by 2.4 percent on the year. Such was the story told by numbers released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Friday. May saw 2.98 million metric tons of aluminium roll out of Chinese smelters, up […]

Sources Say China’s Ban On Imported Scrap Aluminium Likely To Gut Alloy Exports

A restriction upon imported aluminium scrap that is scheduled to go into effect next month is expected to raise production costs for secondary aluminium smelters in the People’s Republic of China, which experts say may close the price gap between Chinese aluminium alloy exports and their less competitive rivals abroad. As of July 1, Beijing […]

May’s Rise In Aluminium Exports From China Boosted Prices Above Multi-Year Low

Data released by the government of the People’s Republic of China yesterday showed a surge in exports last month, leading to concerns of oversupply among market participants as well as a rebound from multi-year low prices. Numbers released by Beijing showed a month-on-month rise in exports last month of 7.6 percent to 536 thousand metric […]

Maxion And Dongfeng Motor Parts Break Ground At New Aluminium Wheels Plant

Leading vehicle wheel manufacturer Maxion Wheels and China’s Dongfeng Motor Parts and Components Group Co., Ltd. broke ground at the site of a new aluminium wheel plant in Suizhou, China last week. The 237,000 ft2 plant will be operated by the joint venture Dongfeng Maxion Wheels Co., Ltd. and will specialize in low-pressure die cast […]

Vietnam Levies Antidumping Duties On Imports Of Aluminium Extrusion And Bar From China

Vietnamese officials confirmed yesterday the imposition of antidumping duties on aluminium extrusion and bar imports from the People’s Republic of China following a five-month investigation. On Wednesday the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade announced the duties, which range from 2.46 percent to 35.58 percent. The duties, which are slated to run for 120 days, […]