China aluminium production

Year in Review: The Journey of Aluminium Prices in 2017

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...

Events

Beijing Shuttered 320,000 MT/Year in Aluminium Capacity in 2016: Information Ministry

The People’s Republic of China’s aluminium sector shed 320 thousand metric tons per year of aluminium capacity in 2016 according to an announcement on the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology website that was published on Wednesday. The announcement also revealed that the Middle Kingdom also shuttered almost eleven million metric tons per annum […]

Metal Bulletin’s 23rd Bauxite and Alumina Conference

Metal Bulletin held its 23rd Bauxite and Alumina Conference in Miami last week. The gathering brought together major industry participants in a collegial environment to discuss tactics and strategies related to production and consumption of bauxite and alumina. Representatives from over 160 public and private organizations on six continents attended the three-day meeting. More than […]

Beijing Scales Back Aluminium, Steel Production in Battle Against Winter Smog

According to a report from China’s central government, production of steel and aluminium by producers in over two dozen cities will drop significantly over the winter months. The move is seen as another salvo in the ongoing battle against smog. The document, which is a joint statement from the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), Finance […]

World Leaders Have Harsh Words for China’s Overcapacity at G20 Summit

The 2016 G20 Hangzhou summit concluded yesterday, and the continually problematic overcapacity in China’s metals industry attracted the attention of the assembled world leaders. Along with the global focus on steel, the continuing glut in China’s aluminium production came into the crosshairs as well. The relevant portion of the official communique, published late last night […]