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Facing Tight Supplies, China’s Secondary Aluminium Producers Boosted Operating Rates In November

Facing Tight Supplies, China’s Secondary Aluminium Producers Boosted Operating Rates In November

Despite difficulties with obtaining raw materials in some sectors, total aluminium production in the People’s Republic of China spiked last month, largely in response to increased demand from automakers. Per a survey of producers conducted by Shanghai Metals Market (SMM), operating rates...

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China’s Bauxite Ore Imports Rose By 33.18 Percent On The Year In May

Though down slightly from the prior month, May saw imports of bauxite ore into the People’s Republic of China spike by double digits on the year last month. Such was the story told by numbers released by Customs officials in Beijing earlier this week. Per Customs, imports of the aluminium precursor last month totaled 9.71 […]

Bauxite Imports To China Jump By Over 24 Percent In 2018

Stricter environmental standards and greater pressure on the black market led to a significant jump in bauxite imports to the People’s Republic of China last year, shrinking domestic supply while alumina refining rose. Per customs data released earlier this week, last year saw 85.61 million metric tons of bauxite ore reach its shores, a rise […]