China alumina

Price, Not Shortages, Will Determine Chalco’s Desire To Import Alumina

Price, Not Shortages, Will Determine Chalco’s Desire To Import Alumina

Despite shortages in the country’s northern reaches, the Aluminum Corp of China Ltd (Chalco) is not planning to increase imports of alumina unless and until prices reach a commercially-justifiable level. Such was the message conveyed by a company representative earlier this week....

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China’s Alumina Exports In October Shatter Previous Records

Alumina issuing from refiners in the People’s Republic of China reached four-year highs in October thanks to a global market for the aluminium precursor that has been racked with upheaval and shortage for months. Per numbers issued by the General Administration of Customs on Friday, last month saw Chinese refiners ship 460,072 metric tons of […]

Alumina Shortages Prompt Ever-Greater Shipments From Chinese Refineries

Thanks to significant and ongoing turmoil in the global aluminium market, refiners of alumina in the People’s Republic of China have again been coaxed into selling their wares at large volumes on the international market. According to numbers from CRU, a favorable price arbitrage prompted Chinese refiners to sign contracts to ship over 140 thousand […]

Quartet Of NE China Cities Announce Cancellation Of Alumina Projects

Only days after the announcement by one northeastern Chinese city’s announcement that it would not go forward with what was planned to be the biggest alumina refinery on Earth, four more cities in the province announced that their own plans for alumina operations met their end on the chopping block as well. On Monday, wire […]

NE China’s Planned 10 Million Tonne Alumina Smelter Canceled After Public Comment

A city in the People’s Republic of China’s northeastern industrial heartland has quashed plans for a new alumina-refining project due to negative feedback from the public. Reporting from Reuters indicates that the $US3.4 billion project planned for Chaoyang in Liaoning province was axed after public consultation on the plan. Per the city’s website, “differing opinions” […]