People’s Republic of China

Dirty Metal – China’s Troublesome Tether Between Coal And Aluminium

Dirty Metal – China’s Troublesome Tether Between Coal And Aluminium

The year 2019 has been a red-letter year for the aluminium sector in the People’s Republic of China. Despite trade tensions, tariffs, reciprocal tariffs, environmental crackdowns, and all manner of price fluctuations across the entire spectrum of the aluminium value chain, the...


Henan To Cap Primary Aluminium Production, Increase Value-Added Capacity In 2020

The government of China’s top aluminium-smelting region announced plans earlier this week to limit primary aluminium production to 2.5 million metric tons per annum beginning next year in order to allow it to transition into a more downstream-oriented production paradigm. Overall the Henan provincial government plans to turn out 12 million metric tons per annum […]

China’s Bauxite Ore Imports Rose By 33.18 Percent On The Year In May

Though down slightly from the prior month, May saw imports of bauxite ore into the People’s Republic of China spike by double digits on the year last month. Such was the story told by numbers released by Customs officials in Beijing earlier this week. Per Customs, imports of the aluminium precursor last month totaled 9.71 […]

China Releases Strict Aluminium Scrap Import Quotas For Third Quarter

The government of the People’s Republic of China issued the first round of aluminium scrap import quotas earlier this week. The quotas, which are set to go into effect on July 1, will see a drop in aluminium scrap shipped into Chinese ports of almost 85 percent. As of July 1, aluminium scrap imported into […]

Baosteel To Build Aluminium Test Project In Henan Province

China’s Henan province will be the home of an aluminium test project operated by Baoshan Iron and Steel Co Ltd (Baosteel) later next year according to the local authorities at the planned plant’s location. The Sanmenxia City Urban and Rural Integration Demonstration Zone said in a press release that the initial phase of the project […]

Smelter Restarts Push China’s May Aluminium Production Up By 2.1 Percent

Aluminium smelter restarts and a recovery in prices helped drive up China’s output last month, pushing production up by 2.4 percent on the year. Such was the story told by numbers released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Friday. May saw 2.98 million metric tons of aluminium roll out of Chinese smelters, up […]