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China’s Alumina Exports In October Shatter Previous Records

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...

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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 […]

Aluminium Wrap – CRU’s 22nd World Aluminium Conference

CRU Group held its 22nd World Aluminium Conference in London between May 3-5. The event has long been among the premier events on the commodities calendar, and 2017 was no exception. This year’s focus was sustainability in the aluminium industry, investigating the delicate but important interplay between economic and environmental considerations, the effect of such […]

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 […]

Experts See Increasing In-Roads in Western Aluminium Industry by Chinese Firms

Industry analysts see an expansion of aluminium firms from the People’s Republic of China into the worldwide automotive and aerospace markets. Such a move may set off a frenzied buying spree of Western metals companies by Chinese firms, they predict. According to experts, Chinese firms are moving into the more lucrative areas of the aluminium […]