People’s Republic of China

China To Repeat Winter Aluminium Output Cuts In November

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...


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 […]

Despite Trump Tariffs, China’s Aluminium Production Rose 1.5 Percent in May

Undeterred by tariffs placed upon aluminium imports by the Trump administration the month prior, output of the metal by the People’s Republic of China in May totaled 2.79 million metric tons for the month, up 1.5 percent over the previous year. Per numbers released by the National Bureau of Statistics yesterday, Chinese smelters produced 90 […]

Novelis to Invest US$180 MM in Automotive Aluminium Plant in Eastern China

In a bid to capitalize on the ever-expanding market for automotive aluminium, Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. announced on Wednesday that it will invest US$180 million in Jiangsu, China. Per the firm, the investment at its facility in Changzhou will involve the addition of a continuous annealing solution heat (CASH) treatment line, […]

Trump Administration To Remain Unwavering on Tariffs on Chinese Aluminium: Treasury Sec’y Mnuchin

Though the Trump White House announced earlier that tariffs on other goods emanating from the country, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin revealed that tariffs upon aluminium and steel will continue unabated. Mnuchin assured members of the Senate Appropriations Financial Services Subcommittee of the continued imposition of tariffs when he addressed them on Tuesday. “As it […]

Henan Shenhuo Announces Relocation of 450 Kt of Aluminium Smelting Capacity to Yunnan

Seen by many as a continuing testament to Yunnan province’s growing attractiveness to the country’s aluminium smelters, Henan Shenhuo Coal & Power Co will soon be transferring almost half a million metric tons of smelting capacity to the province. Per a notice released by the Yunnan Industry and Information Technology Commission, the firm plans to […]