china aluminium overcapacity

Exclusions Of Imported Aluminium Can Sheet Hurts China’s Battle Against Oversupply: Aluminum Association

Exclusions Of Imported Aluminium Can Sheet Hurts China’s Battle Against Oversupply: Aluminum Association

The Aluminum Association voiced its opposition late last week to exclusion requests under Section 301 for aluminium can sheet originating from the People’s Republic of China, reasoning that such requests will work against the Middle Kingdom’s oversupply problems. In its weekly report,...


Senator Schumer Calls for Prompt Action on Aluminium Imports from Trump Administration

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) published an open letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday, urging the executive branch to come to a timely resolution for the overcapacity of aluminium drowning the domestic aluminium industry. Citing the national security concerns raised […]

USITC Report Blames China for Global Oversupply

The United States International Trade Commission released its report on the global aluminium market last week. The 610-page tome determined that major price declines and consumption growth in the worldwide market were primarily the responsibility of the People’s Republic of China. The report is the result of the United States Congress’s request in late February […]

Over a Quarter of China’s Aluminium Capacity May Be Illegal

Numbers recently released by the government of the People’s Republic of China indicate that over one-fourth of the country’s smelting capacity is operating in violation of environmental regulations. According to a report published on a popular Chinese news site, the of the 44.673 million metric tons per annum operated by the domestic aluminium industry, five […]

Aluminium Capacity Cuts in China Likely to Surpass Initial Estimates

According to reports by domestic media, aluminium producers in the People’s Republic of China may make cuts to excess capacity that are deeper than initially expected. Sources at Xinjiang Jiarun Resources told Chinese media that its second-phase 150 thousand metric ton smelter will cut capacity per government requirements by Friday. Another source, namely Liu Lingan […]

Enforcement Against Illegal Aluminium Smelters Planned for This Week in Xinjiang

Aluminium prices in the People’s Republic of China are up thanks to indications from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region that a long-promised crackdown on illegal smelting capacity is underway. According to a document obtained by Bloomberg, local governments will begin checks this week on smelters built since the spring of 2013 that are in violation […]