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

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...

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Chalco to Ship Up To 50,000 Tonnes of Alumina Overseas By Month’s End: Lu Dongliang

A rise in alumina prices over the past several months thanks to United States sanctions of Rusal and outages at Alunorte has prompted Aluminum Corp of China Ltd (Chalco) to take the unusual step of selling the aluminium precursor to buyers abroad. “We ourselves have 30,000-50,000 tonnes (of alumina exports this month),” revealed Chalco’s president […]

Higher Prices Pull China’s Aluminium Production to Nine-Month Highs in April

Higher prices and the end of winter restrictions drove aluminium production in the People’s Republic of China to its highest level in nine months, reaching a country-wide total of 2.77 million metric tons of virgin aluminium in the month of April. According to numbers released yesterday by the country’s National Bureau of Statistics, production of […]

U.S. Tariffs Notwithstanding, China’s Aluminium Exports Rose By 0.2% in April

Despite the blanket tariffs on aluminium imports imposed by the Trump administration, exports of the metal from the People’s Republic of China in April were slightly above the amount shipped in March. According to numbers lately released by China’s General Administration of Customs, 451 thousand metric tons of raw aluminium and aluminium products departed Chinese […]

Rusal Crisis Teases Out Alumina Exports of Up To 500k Tonnes from China

Due to sanctions placed by the United States government upon Rusal and the resulting scarcity of it, alumina refiners in the People’s Republic of China have begun shipments of the material to overseas buyers in loads of up to 500 thousand metric tons. According to sources who spoke to Reuters, Aluminum Corp of China (Chalco) […]

AEC Urges Trump Administration Against Aluminium Import Quotas

American aluminium trade group The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) announced yesterday that it has fallen in line with the Aluminum Association’s position against the administration of United States President Donald Trump’s push to impose quotas on imported primary aluminium. According to a statement issued on the organization’s website, such quotas, especially when coupled with sanctions […]