China aluminium production

Smelter Restarts Push China’s May Aluminium Production Up By 2.1 Percent

Smelter Restarts Push China’s May Aluminium Production Up By 2.1 Percent

Aluminium smelter restarts and a recovery in prices helped drive up China’s output last month, pushing production up by 2.4 percent on the year. Such was the story told by numbers released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Friday. May...

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Chalco Passes Rusal As World’s Second-Biggest Aluminium Producer

In a move that places it ahead of now-former second-place firm U.C. Rusal, the People’s Republic of China’s Aluminum Corp of China Ltd (Chalco) said on Friday that it bumped up total production by 18 percent over the course of last year, making it the second-most-prolific aluminium producer on Earth. Reporting from Reuters described a […]

Surviving the Aluminium Bear Market

“Aluminium drops as bears attack, others wait for news on China”, was the headline of a recent Reuters news report on base metals. The piece noted: “Aluminium prices slipped as bearish speculators kept up selling pressure, while other base metals were lacklustre ahead of the conclusion of U.S.-China trade talks”. The overall gloomy economic climate […]

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 […]

Sources Say Chinese Aluminium Firms Meeting To Discuss Domestic Price And Demand Woes

A trio of sources claiming knowledge told Reuters yesterday that representatives from China Hongqiao Group, Aluminum Corp of China Ltd (Chalco), and other Chinese major aluminium producers will hold a meeting today to hash out the implications of falling prices and weak demand for the country’s aluminium sector. Per the unnamed sources, the China Nonferrous […]