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Despite December Restarts, 2019’s Aluminium Production Drop Is China’s First In A Decade

Despite December Restarts, 2019’s Aluminium Production Drop Is China’s First In A Decade

Experts say weak demand and trans-Pacific trade tensions are the culprits for the People’s Republic of China’s first net production drop in aluminium in a decade over the course of 2019. According to numbers published by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)...

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China’s Exports of Aluminium Reach Fourth-Highest Total Ever in March

Despite fighting what may prove to be the opening skirmishes of a wider trade war, exports of aluminium from the People’s Republic of China reached nine-month highs last month, cashing in on higher prices for the metal. According to experts, the limited impact of the Trump administration’s blanket 10-percent tariffs upon all imported aluminium was […]

Aluminium Stakeholders Weigh In After Commerce Department’s Public Release of Section 232 Investigation Report

U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross released the department’s report on steel and aluminium imports investigated during the recent Section 232 national security investigation yesterday, in which the Department recommends a mix of tariffs and quotas on aluminium products entering from abroad, including from the People’s Republic of China. The reports, which were delivered […]

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 […]

China Xingfa Resumes Trading After Announcing Privatization Plans

Shares of China Xingfa Aluminium resumed trading on Friday after remaining idle for over a week on the announcement that the state-owned enterprise would soon be de-listing from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Representatives from the firm filed an announcement on Thursday indicating that the aluminium smelter is planning to privatize. Its majority shareholder, the […]