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Unplanned Outages Drop China’s Aluminium Production By 0.5 Percent In August

Unplanned Outages Drop China’s Aluminium Production By 0.5 Percent In August

Unplanned aluminum production outages at two of the country’s main smelters helped drop the People’s Republic of China’s total production by 0.5 percent on the month in August according to numbers released yesterday by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Per Beijing’s...

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New LME Alumina Contract To Utilize CRU Alumina Price Index

London commodities consultant CRU Group said yesterday that the London Metal Exchange will soon be using the firm’s CRU Alumina Price Index (CRU-API) in the settlement of the LME’s new cash-settled Alumina futures contract. The new futures contract is set to commence trading on March 11 and will use the CRU-API to settle physical contracts […]

China Ships Record 5.8 Million Metric Tons Of Aluminium In 2018

Aluminium exports from the People’s Republic of China set a new record last year, besting 2017’s total by 20.9 percent thanks in part to demand for Chinese aluminium bolstered by oppressive sanctions levied on Russia’s U.C. Rusal by the United States government. According to data released yesterday by China’s General Administration of Customs, Chinese smelters […]

Sources Say Chinese Aluminium Firms Meeting To Discuss Domestic Price And Demand Woes

A trio of sources claiming knowledge told Reuters yesterday that representatives from China Hongqiao Group, Aluminum Corp of China Ltd (Chalco), and other Chinese major aluminium producers will hold a meeting today to hash out the implications of falling prices and weak demand for the country’s aluminium sector. Per the unnamed sources, the China Nonferrous […]

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 […]