shandong capacity cuts

Chalco Shutters Production At Shandong Huayu Aluminium Smelter

Chalco Shutters Production At Shandong Huayu Aluminium Smelter

Blaming the rising cost of electricity in the province, Aluminum Corp of China (Chalco) announced on Wednesday that it is ending aluminium production at its smelter in Shandong. Chalco said in a statement issued to the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges...

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Local Chinese Officials Cited for Faking Numbers to Avoid Mandatory Aluminium Production Cuts

A national newspaper in the People’s Republic of China has reported on allegations leveled at local officials in Shandong claiming that they employed doctored numbers in order to avoid carrying out mandatory aluminium and steel production cuts. According to Reuters, state-run newspaper China Youth Daily published a report from the Ministry of Environmental Protection accusing […]

Hongquao’s Hometown Declares 2.5 Million MTPA in Seasonal Aluminium Capacity Cuts

The government of the Shandong city of Binzhou recently announced the closure of around 2.5 million metric tons per annum of aluminium smelting capacity over the coming winter months. Although the city is the home base of world’s leading aluminium producer China Hongqiao Group, the document, which was obtained by Reuters and authenticated by an […]

More Capacity Cuts Could Be On the Horizon for China’s Aluminium Sector

Experts are expecting the other shoe to fall after suspending the construction of two million metric tons per annum in aluminium smelting capacity in China’s far west. The closure of smelters run by Xinjiang East Hope Ferrous Metals Co. Ltd., Xinjiang Qiya Energy Aluminium Electric Co. Ltd., and Xinjiang Jiarun Resources Co. Ltd. on April […]