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Metro Mining Commences Mining Operations at Bauxite Hills Mine

Metro Mining Commences Mining Operations at Bauxite Hills Mine

Australia’s Metro Mining Ltd announced earlier today that it has commenced bauxite mining at its Bauxite Hills Mine project. According to the company, the mine is producing at a rate of 2 million metric tons per annum at the outset, with the...


Better Times Ahead For the Aluminium Industry

Even if it was obvious that aluminium prices will rise in the second half of the year, there were no signs that this would occur in August. The month started with aluminium on the backfoot, as prices shortly dipped below US$ 1890/t, before breaching the US$ 2000/t mark for the first time since December 2014. […]

China Shutters 11.2 GW of Captive Coal Power at Aluminium Smelters

Aluminium smelters in the People’s Republic of China will soon be feeling a squeeze in power production thanks to significant supply-side reforms in coal-fired electrical generation that have just been announced by the Chinese government. According to a report released last week, regulators from the NDRC (National Development and Reform Commission) and the NEA (National […]

Cracks Emerge in China’s Push to Reign In Aluminium Production

Though Beijing has made strides in reforming the supply-side of its aluminium sector in recent months, indications lately emerging from local governments in the People’s Republic of China reveal that their resolve may not be as strong – at least according to a recent CRU report. The first inclination to the wider market that something […]

Year’s First Bauxite Shipment Earns Fiji Government US$1.4 MM

Fiji’s first bauxite shipment of 2017 netted the government US$1.4 million dollars, bringing the total earnings from bauxite sales since they began in 2010 to US$25.1 million. Director of Mineral Development Dr. Raijeli Taga made the announcement last week, going on to explain that the inaugural shipment of the year was made on March 3. […]

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 […]