Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Unplanned Outages Drop China’s Aluminium Production By 0.5 Percent In August

Unplanned Outages Drop China’s Aluminium Production By 0.5 Percent In August

Unplanned aluminum production outages at two of the country’s main smelters helped drop the People’s Republic of China’s total production by 0.5 percent on the month in August according to numbers released yesterday by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Per Beijing’s...

BofAML Predicts Global Aluminium Deficit By Year’s End

A report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) Global Research predicts a global aluminium deficit by year’s end thanks in large part to capacity closures at smelters in the People’s Republic of China. The report indicates word of capacity closures totaling 4.3 million metric tons per annum at smelters in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, […]

Enforcement Against Illegal Aluminium Smelters Planned for This Week in Xinjiang

Aluminium prices in the People’s Republic of China are up thanks to indications from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region that a long-promised crackdown on illegal smelting capacity is underway. According to a document obtained by Bloomberg, local governments will begin checks this week on smelters built since the spring of 2013 that are in violation […]

Chinese Government Suspends 2 MMT of Aluminium Capacity in Xinjiang

Three aluminium operations in the People’s Republic of China with a combined nameplate capacity of two million metric tons now stand idle after the government determined that the firms operating them have been violating regulations put in place to limit capacity. According to a report in the state-run China Security Times on Sunday that was […]