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

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...

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Press Metal Inks Deal To Buy 25% Stake In PT Bintan Alumina Indonesia

Southeast Asia’s biggest aluminium smelter Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Bhd came to an agreement to purchase a 25-percent share in PT Bintan Alumina Indonesia last week. According to press reports, the agreement took the form of a Memorandum of Understanding, with details of the deal left to be agreed upon at a later date. Bintan […]

Though Prohibition Remains, Illicit Bauxite Mining Continues In NW Indonesia

A longstanding ban on the practice notwithstanding, illicit bauxite mining reportedly continues in the northwestern reaches of Indonesia. Such was the reportage from domestic sources this weekend. Per Indonesian news agency Antara, illegal bauxite mining is underway in Angkut, Dendang and Bukit Batu in the Bintan District of Indonesia’s Riau Islands Province. Though the culprits […]

Hongqiao Mulling Moving Shuttered Aluminium and Alumina Capacity to Indonesia

The most prolific producer of aluminium on Earth is considering relocating its shuttered capacity to overseas destinations. According to its Chief Executive Officer Zhang Bo, China Hongqiao Group Limited is testing the waters regarding the movement of closed capacity to Indonesia, where the company has existing aluminia-refining facilities. Per CEO Zhang, the move “would be […]