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China To Repeat Winter Aluminium Output Cuts In November

China To Repeat Winter Aluminium Output Cuts In November

The People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said yesterday that the winter output cuts it mandated last winter would happen again this year. Saying that the action is pursuant to Beijing’s wider objectives on air quality improvement, the...

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Official Numbers Show Another Drop in China’s Aluminium Production in November

According to numbers released late last week, aluminium production by smelters in the People’s Republic of China fell yet again in the year’s penultimate month from last year. The National Development and Reform Commission said on Thursday that November’s total aluminium output came to 2.35 million metric tons, which was a drop of 16.8 percent […]

Chinese State Numbers Show Fifth Consecutive Month of Lower Aluminium Output

Numbers published last week by the state show a drop in production by aluminium smelters in the People’s Republic of China last month, marking the fifth straight month the country has produced less of the metal than the month prior. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the Middle Kingdom produced 2.35 million metric tons […]

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 […]