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Beijing Urges End To Aluminium Capacity’s Migration Westward

Beijing Urges End To Aluminium Capacity’s Migration Westward

Beijing told aluminium smelters earlier this week that increased production in the country’s western regions shouldn’t be encouraged despite current industry trends. The central government made the same directive for coke production as well. The trend in recent months and years has...

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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 […]