China aluminium production

Henan Shenhuo Announces Relocation of 450 Kt of Aluminium Smelting Capacity to Yunnan

Henan Shenhuo Announces Relocation of 450 Kt of Aluminium Smelting Capacity to Yunnan

Seen by many as a continuing testament to Yunnan province’s growing attractiveness to the country’s aluminium smelters, Henan Shenhuo Coal & Power Co will soon be transferring almost half a million metric tons of smelting capacity to the province. Per a notice...

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The Dunkerque Smelter: Is Rio Tinto Wrong Again?

Reports that Rio Tinto agreed to sell the Dunkerque plant, the largest aluminium smelter in Europe, located in northern France, confirms the London-based company’s willingness to offload parts of its aluminium business. The deal was agreed with Liberty House, an industrial arm of British billionaire industrialist Sanjeev Gupta. Rio Tinto said in a statement that […]

China’s Aluminium Production in December Up by 15.3 Percent From Previous Month

The People’s Republic of China’s aluminium production came roaring back in December to levels not seen since early summer according to numbers released by the government on Thursday. China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) revealed that the Middle Kingdom produced 2.71 million metric tons in the final month of 2017, good for a 15.3-percent rise […]

Year in Review: The Journey of Aluminium Prices in 2017

The last twelve months have seen an incredible comeback in the aluminium market. Thanks to sweeping fundamental changes in the way aluminium is produced and consumed, the metal has rocketed from lows of $1,700 to five-year highs, before settling around the $2,000 mark. But what caused such a remarkable turnaround, and will the forces that […]

Better Times Ahead For the Aluminium Industry

Even if it was obvious that aluminium prices will rise in the second half of the year, there were no signs that this would occur in August. The month started with aluminium on the backfoot, as prices shortly dipped below US$ 1890/t, before breaching the US$ 2000/t mark for the first time since December 2014. […]