CRU

CRU Alumina Price Index Passes Benchmark Assurance Review

CRU Alumina Price Index Passes Benchmark Assurance Review

London commodities consultant CRU Group announced last week that the CRU Alumina Price Index (CRU-API) successfully completed an external assurance review in preparation for today’s launch of LME’s new cash-settled alumina futures contract. The review, which was undertaken by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC),...

Events

Hongqiao Ordered To Cut 550 Thousand Metric Tons Of Capacity Through Mid-March

The most prolific aluminium producer on Earth will be compelled to cut over half a million metric tons per annum of production capacity over the winter months as part of the state’s effort at fighting smog production. According to documents obtained by Reuters, the Shandong province’s city of Binzhou has ordered the closure of five […]

China’s Alumina Exports In October Shatter Previous Records

Alumina issuing from refiners in the People’s Republic of China reached four-year highs in October thanks to a global market for the aluminium precursor that has been racked with upheaval and shortage for months. Per numbers issued by the General Administration of Customs on Friday, last month saw Chinese refiners ship 460,072 metric tons of […]

China’s Alumina Exports Rise By Over 3,400 Percent In September

Alumina exports from the People’s Republic of China hurtled to a yearly high in September, surpassing August’s imports by a factor of five. Per numbers released yesterday by China’s General Administration of Customs, alumina exports last month totaled 165,839 metric tons, besting August’s export total of 29,722 metric tons and representing a year-on-year increase of […]

Alumina Shortages Prompt Ever-Greater Shipments From Chinese Refineries

Thanks to significant and ongoing turmoil in the global aluminium market, refiners of alumina in the People’s Republic of China have again been coaxed into selling their wares at large volumes on the international market. According to numbers from CRU, a favorable price arbitrage prompted Chinese refiners to sign contracts to ship over 140 thousand […]

Chinalco Inks Partnership With Yunnan Aluminium for Access to 1.6 MTPA Smelting Capacity

A partnership announced yesterday by Yunnan Aluminium between Aluminum Corp of China (Chinalco) and Yunnan Metallurgical Group will see the emergence of a new Chinalco with greater access to the significant hydropower resources of Yunnan province. Per an agreement signed in Kunming on Sunday, Yunnan Metallurgical Group, owner of Yunnan Aluminum Co Ltd., is to […]