People’s Republic of China

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)...

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China Issues First Set Of Scrap Aluminium Import Quotas For 2020

Beijing released the first set of imported metal scrap quotas for 2020 earlier this week, establishing a maximum of 550 thousand metric tons of imported metal scrap for use by importers starting next month. On Monday, China’s Solid Waste and Chemicals Management Bureau gave permission for 275,465 metric tons of aluminium scrap and 270,885 metric […]

USITC Confirms Antidumping And Countervailing Duties On Aluminium Cable And Wire Imports From China

On Wednesday the United States government released a determination that below-cost imports of aluminium wire and cable from the People’s Republic of China led to a material injury to American manufacturers, necessitating a long-term imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties against future imports. Acting upon a final determination by the U.S. Commerce Department on the […]

First Payment On Infrastructure-For-Bauxite Deal Made By China To Ghana

After talks last weekend between representatives of the two governments, Ghana confirmed that it is going ahead with a US$2-billion deal with the People’s Republic of China to exchange infrastructure improvements in the West African country for bauxite ore. According to Ghanaian Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia, Beijing has already released the first payment on the deal, […]