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China’s Henan Province Ousts Neighboring Shandong Province As Aluminium Leader

China’s Henan Province Ousts Neighboring Shandong Province As Aluminium Leader

Data released yesterday by the People’s Republic of China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that, for the first time in years, Henan province’s output of primary aluminium surpassed that of neighboring Shandong province, becoming the country’s premier aluminium-producing region. According to...

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Hongquao’s Hometown Declares 2.5 Million MTPA in Seasonal Aluminium Capacity Cuts

The government of the Shandong city of Binzhou recently announced the closure of around 2.5 million metric tons per annum of aluminium smelting capacity over the coming winter months. Although the city is the home base of world’s leading aluminium producer China Hongqiao Group, the document, which was obtained by Reuters and authenticated by an […]

China Committed to Aluminium Capacity Cuts: Chalco’s Lu

Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (Chalco) told CRU’s 22nd World Aluminium Conference that the People’s Republic of China is determined to rein in aluminium production in over two dozen Chinese cities this winter. Chalco’s senior vice president Lu Dongliang told the conference that Beijing is staying the course in compelling aluminium producers in 28 of […]

More Capacity Cuts Could Be On the Horizon for China’s Aluminium Sector

Experts are expecting the other shoe to fall after suspending the construction of two million metric tons per annum in aluminium smelting capacity in China’s far west. The closure of smelters run by Xinjiang East Hope Ferrous Metals Co. Ltd., Xinjiang Qiya Energy Aluminium Electric Co. Ltd., and Xinjiang Jiarun Resources Co. Ltd. on April […]