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Yunhai To Boost Aluminium Alloy A/C Flat Tube Output To 20k MTPA By Year’s End

Yunhai To Boost Aluminium Alloy A/C Flat Tube Output To 20k MTPA By Year’s End

The People’s Republic of China’s Nanjing Yunhai Special Metals is responding to meet increasing domestic demand for aluminium alloy air-conditioning flat tube by boosting its production capacity by 5 thousand metric tons per annum. At present the Jiangsu plant boasts a production...

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China Alumina and Aluminium Production Up In April

Recent figures from the Shanghai Metals Market (SMM) show a slight rebound in China’s aluminium market. The country posted production figures of 5.65 million tonnes of alumina in April, which correspond to daily output of 179,800 tonnes, a 2.62% increase month-on-month. Total metallurgical-grade alumina production for the first four months of 2020 clocked in at […]

China Aluminium Demand Growing, Rio Tinto Upbeat

According to research from consulting research center Antaike, Chinese aluminium demand has grown between 150,000 and 200,000 tonnes in the last month due to a coronavirus induced scrap shortage. Antaike points the finger for declining scrap supplies to falling imports and decreases in recycling activity registered since the end of the Lunar New Year. “Price […]

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 […]