Paul Adkins

Power Crunch To Tighten Further For China’s Aluminium Smelters As Winter Power Cuts Approach

Power Crunch To Tighten Further For China’s Aluminium Smelters As Winter Power Cuts Approach

Winter is coming to the People’s Republic of China, and along with it is the prospect of yet more power cuts for the country’s aluminium and other metals operations. Experts who spoke with Reuters this week said that a summer with low...

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Chinese Aluminium Smelters Announce Additional 800 Thousand TPA In Production Cuts

Recognizing the damage excess capacity continues to wreak upon the country’s aluminium market, the People’s Republic of China’s top smelters agreed on Friday to ax a minimum of 800 thousand metric tons per annum of smelting capacity in the next several months. An official from the meeting’s host, the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA), […]

Hongqiao Ordered To Cut 550 Thousand Metric Tons Of Capacity Through Mid-March

The most prolific aluminium producer on Earth will be compelled to cut over half a million metric tons per annum of production capacity over the winter months as part of the state’s effort at fighting smog production. According to documents obtained by Reuters, the Shandong province’s city of Binzhou has ordered the closure of five […]

Strong Prices And Weak Yuan Propel China’s June Aluminium Exports Higher

Tariffs enacted this spring by the Trump administration and the resulting marketplace turmoil did little to diminish the output of aluminium smelters in the People’s Republic of China. Quite the opposite, as June saw China’s aluminium smelters combine to export over 500 thousand metric tons for just the second time in recorded history. Per customs […]

Chinalco Inks Partnership With Yunnan Aluminium for Access to 1.6 MTPA Smelting Capacity

A partnership announced yesterday by Yunnan Aluminium between Aluminum Corp of China (Chinalco) and Yunnan Metallurgical Group will see the emergence of a new Chinalco with greater access to the significant hydropower resources of Yunnan province. Per an agreement signed in Kunming on Sunday, Yunnan Metallurgical Group, owner of Yunnan Aluminum Co Ltd., is to […]