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BAI Begins Construction Of Alumina Refinery In West Kalimantan

BAI Begins Construction Of Alumina Refinery In West Kalimantan

Construction at a new alumina refining plant in Indonesia commenced on Tuesday, as PT Alumina Borneo Indonesia (BAI) broke ground on its Smelter Grade Alumina Refinery (SGAR) in western Borneo. The first piling was planted virtually by Governor Sutarmidji of West Kalimantan...

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China Imports All-Time High Of 31.1 Thousand Metric Tons Of Unwrought Aluminium Alloy In November

Import data released earlier this week showed marked increases in China’s intake of bauxite, alumina, and unwrought aluminium in recent months, mostly reversing declines in prior periods. According to Shanghai Metals Market, Chinese buyers imported 7.21 million metric tons of HS code 26060000 bauxite in November, good for a month-on-month increase of 11.38 percent. Last […]

China Bauxite Imports Fall By 6 Percent In August Thanks To The Rains In Africa

Adverse weather conditions are to blame for the drop in imported bauxite ore by buyers in the People’s Republic of China, as rainy weather in Guinea hampered exports of the aluminium precursor to the Middle Kingdom in August. According to data released this week by the country’s customs department, China imported 9.04 million metric tons […]

Indonesia Weighing Expedited Ban On Bauxite Exports

Days after the government announced an unexpected ban on the export of nickel ore, Indonesian officials said earlier this week that it may move up a planned ban on exports of bauxite ore, alumina, and other raw minerals. At present the government will begin the ban on bauxite exports in early 2022. However, Indonesian regulators […]

China Imports Of Bauxite Ore Rose By 24.9 Percent In 2019 Through July

As improvements to low-temperature alumina production continue by refiners in the People’s Republic of China, the country’s thirst for overseas bauxite increases. Such was the story told by Customs data released on Sunday that showed a 24.9 percent jump on the year in imported bauxite in the year’s first seven months. Customs data on HS […]