Indonesian Government Confirms Plans To Ban Bauxite Exports In June

Indonesian Government Confirms Plans To Ban Bauxite Exports In June

The Indonesian government confirmed this week that it intends to go forward with a planned ban on the export of bauxite ore in June of next month in a bid to boost domestic processing of the aluminium predecessor. Indonesian’s government has a...


Beijing Expects Guinea Will Take Up Slack From Potential Indonesia Bauxite Export Ban

Although Indonesia is currently mulling a ban on the export of bauxite ore, the Chinese government expects to mitigate any losses by increasing imports by Guinea. Such was the message relayed last week by state-run research firm Antaike. The announcement came just days after Indonesian President Joko Widodo said his government is strongly considering limiting […]

Indonesia Mulling Bauxite Export Ban Next Year

Last week the Indonesian government announced that it would “hit the breaks” on a wide range of commodities, including bauxite ore, over the next several years in a bid to attract overseas investment and boost available jobs. Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo told the international press on Tuesday that his government is studying ways to […]

Hongqiao “Progressing Smoothly” At Alumina Refinery Construction In Indonesia

Chinese aluminium behemoth China Hongqiao Group is poised to begin the second phase of construction at its alumina plant in Indonesia according to an adviser to the firm. Hongqiao’s project is hitting full swing just as prices for the aluminium precursor hit highs not seen in many months. Production at Hongqiao’s Well Harvest Winning alumina […]

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 as ministers from various state agencies looked on. He explained at the ceremony […]

EGA Inks Agreement With INALUM For Technical Assistance On Upgrades To North Sumatra Aluminium Smelter

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) announced on Tuesday an agreement with PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (INALUM) to supply technological assistance as INALUM upgrades its aluminium smelter in North Sumatra. The firm will upgrade INALUM’s existing technology from almost 40 years ago, they said. The 18-month project is intended to boost the plant’s aluminium output by 20 […]