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Despite December Restarts, 2019’s Aluminium Production Drop Is China’s First In A Decade

Despite December Restarts, 2019’s Aluminium Production Drop Is China’s First In A Decade

Experts say weak demand and trans-Pacific trade tensions are the culprits for the People’s Republic of China’s first net production drop in aluminium in a decade over the course of 2019. According to numbers published by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)...

Weak Aluminium Prices Fail To Hinder Record Production By Chinese Smelters In December

Though aluminium prices remained weak, Chinese smelters increased production last month, helping to propel the year’s output into record territory as well as setting a record in its own right. Such was the story told by official numbers released by the government earlier today. Data released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics indicated that the […]

Chinese Smelter Ramp-Ups Increase Aluminium Production By 1.6 Percent In June

Aluminium smelter ramp-ups pushed production numbers higher last month according to data provided by the People’s Republic of China, raising overall output by 1.6 percent in the month to 2.83 million metric tons. According to numbers released yesterday by China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the Middle Kingdom smelted on average 94 thousand metric tons […]

Strong Prices And Weak Yuan Propel China’s June Aluminium Exports Higher

Tariffs enacted this spring by the Trump administration and the resulting marketplace turmoil did little to diminish the output of aluminium smelters in the People’s Republic of China. Quite the opposite, as June saw China’s aluminium smelters combine to export over 500 thousand metric tons for just the second time in recorded history. Per customs […]

Beijing Mandates Aluminium Capacity Replacement Occur by Year’s End

The People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) advised domestic aluminium smelters on Wednesday that those who were legally entitled to replace capacity closed since 2011 are obligated to do so by the end of this year. The MIIT statement continued by indicating that the rule applies to firms that produce […]