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Rising Alumina Costs Lead To Aluminium Production Drop By Chinese Smelters In August

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...

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China To Repeat Winter Aluminium Output Cuts In November

The People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said yesterday that the winter output cuts it mandated last winter would happen again this year. Saying that the action is pursuant to Beijing’s wider objectives on air quality improvement, the MIIT declared that cuts of 30 percent for the alumina and aluminium sector […]

NE China’s Planned 10 Million Tonne Alumina Smelter Canceled After Public Comment

A city in the People’s Republic of China’s northeastern industrial heartland has quashed plans for a new alumina-refining project due to negative feedback from the public. Reporting from Reuters indicates that the $US3.4 billion project planned for Chaoyang in Liaoning province was axed after public consultation on the plan. Per the city’s website, “differing opinions” […]

While Defending Trump Aluminium Tariffs, Washington Initiates Quintet Of Complaints To Retaliatory Tariffs At WTO

The fallout from the Trump administration’s blanket tariffs on steel and aluminium continued on Monday with the United States government’s filing of a slew of World Trade Organization dispute actions against governments who have levied retaliatory tariffs against American exports. United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in a statement on Monday that Washington, D.C. […]

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 […]

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 […]