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China’s July Aluminium Smelting Total Of 2.9 Million Metric Tons Equals Second-Highest On Record

China’s July Aluminium Smelting Total Of 2.9 Million Metric Tons Equals Second-Highest On Record

Aluminium smelters in the People’s Republic of China combined to produce 2.98 million metric tons of primary aluminium, representing the second-highest total tonnage reported by Beijing since the state began keeping records. July’s total surpassed that of June by 0.2 percent. Though...

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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 […]

Higher Prices Pull China’s Aluminium Production to Nine-Month Highs in April

Higher prices and the end of winter restrictions drove aluminium production in the People’s Republic of China to its highest level in nine months, reaching a country-wide total of 2.77 million metric tons of virgin aluminium in the month of April. According to numbers released yesterday by the country’s National Bureau of Statistics, production of […]

China’s Henan Province Ousts Neighboring Shandong Province As Aluminium Leader

Data released yesterday by the People’s Republic of China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that, for the first time in years, Henan province’s output of primary aluminium surpassed that of neighboring Shandong province, becoming the country’s premier aluminium-producing region. According to NBS data, smelters in Henan province combined to produce 12.12 million metric tons […]