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Despite December Restarts, 2019’s Aluminium Production Drop Is China’s First In A Decade

Despite December Restarts, 2019’s Aluminium Production Drop Is China’s First In A Decade

Experts say weak demand and trans-Pacific trade tensions are the culprits for the People’s Republic of China’s first net production drop in aluminium in a decade over the course of 2019. According to numbers published by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)...

China’s Aluminium Output Falls For Third Straight Month In October

Though mandatory winter cuts have yet to go into effect, aluminium production by smelters in the People’s Republic of China fell again in October, largely due to a sag in aluminium prices. Last month saw China’s overall aluminium production drop to 2.72 million metric tons. Numbers from the National Bureau of Statistics show the total […]

Rising Alumina Costs Lead To Aluminium Production Drop By Chinese Smelters In August

Rising inputs and shrinking margins led aluminium smelters in the People’s Republic of China to scale back production by 3 percent last month, ending a streak of monthly highs for production. Numbers released earlier this week by China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed production for the month of August totaling 2.84 million metric tons, […]

Chinese Smelter Ramp-Ups Increase Aluminium Production By 1.6 Percent In June

Aluminium smelter ramp-ups pushed production numbers higher last month according to data provided by the People’s Republic of China, raising overall output by 1.6 percent in the month to 2.83 million metric tons. According to numbers released yesterday by China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the Middle Kingdom smelted on average 94 thousand metric tons […]

Despite Trump Tariffs, China’s Aluminium Production Rose 1.5 Percent in May

Undeterred by tariffs placed upon aluminium imports by the Trump administration the month prior, output of the metal by the People’s Republic of China in May totaled 2.79 million metric tons for the month, up 1.5 percent over the previous year. Per numbers released by the National Bureau of Statistics yesterday, Chinese smelters produced 90 […]