People’s Republic of China

Unplanned Outages Drop China’s Aluminium Production By 0.5 Percent In August

Unplanned Outages Drop China’s Aluminium Production By 0.5 Percent In August

Unplanned aluminum production outages at two of the country’s main smelters helped drop the People’s Republic of China’s total production by 0.5 percent on the month in August according to numbers released yesterday by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Per Beijing’s...


Chinalco Reports 31.8 Percent Jump In Revenue For 2019’s Opening Half

Despite growing downward pressure on the industry and evaporating profit margins, Aluminum Corporation of China (Chinalco) reported a record high in revenue for the first half of the year yesterday. According to state-run media, Chinalco recorded CNY170 billion (US$24.7 billion) in revenue for the opening six months of 2019, good for an increase of 31.8 […]

China Sets Fourth-Quarter Aluminium Scrap Import Quota At 306,930 Metric Tons

Beijing issued scrap metal import quotas for the third quarter on Wednesday, with increases in allowed tonnage for aluminium, copper, and ferrous scrap for the period. In the third quarter, China Solid Waste and Chemicals Management will allow 436,930 metric tons of scrap metal into its ports, broken up into 306,930 metric tons of aluminium […]

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 […]