SMM: Domestic Al Inventory 801 kt

23/07/2021

Cnal News 22nd July 2021: Total domestic aluminium inventory at China’s major store houses decreased by 20 kt from last Thursday to 801 kt. Aluminium ingot stocks were Wuxi 273 kt, Foshan 208 kt, Gongyi 60 kt, Shanghai 107 kt, Hangzhou 62 kt and Tianjin 44 kt.
SMB: 10 kt Rail Carts for Dapilon-Santou Railway

23/07/2021

Aladdiny News 21st July: The first 10 kt rail carts on SMB’s Dapilon-Santou heavy-haul railway have been operating smoothly, marking significant process in rail transport capacity since the railway came online in mid-June 2021. The 125 km Dapilon-Santou railway connects the Port of Dapilon and the Santou mine site. It…
Strict Power Restrictions in Western IM

23/07/2021

China Nonferrous Metals News Strict power restrictions continue in western IM, with eastern IM also facing tightening supply. Most major primary aluminium smelters in western IM are required to initiate off-peak electricity usage programs by reducing electricity load during peak time at night. There are six primary aluminium smelters in…
China Produces 3.29 mln t of Primary Al in June

22/07/2021

Alu News China produced 3.29 mln t of primary aluminium in June 2021, up 9.3% y-o-y; the country’s total primary aluminium output totaled 19.64 mln t in H1 2021, up by 10.1% y-o-y.
SRB: Releases Stocks of Cu, Al and Zn- 2nd Batch

22/07/2021

Aladdiny News SRB (State Reserve Bureau) is ready to release a 2nd batch of copper, aluminium and lead stocks in late July, including 30 kt of copper, 90 kt of primary aluminium and 50 kt of zinc, SRB released 20 kt of copper, 50 kt of primary aluminium and 30…
Sunstone Raises Carbon Anode Production

22/07/2021

Cnal News Yunnan Sunstone is set to produce 20 kt of carbon anode in July, doubling the 10 kt made in June. Designed with 660 ktpy capacity across two calcination furnaces, the company came formally online in mid-June 2021 and intends to produce 200 kt of carbon anode in 2021.
Henan Rain Interrupts Aa/Al Operations

22/07/2021

CM News Henan Zhongmei, a major alumina refinery designed with 450 ktpy capacity across two production lines, was forced to suspend operations on 21st July due to rainstorms in Henan. The company plans to halt operations for a week and aims to produce 13 kt of alumina in July, falling…
Domestic Aa Quotations Firm in Northern China

21/07/2021

Shanghai Nonferrous Metals News Power usage restrictions and heavy rain last week appeared to have limited impact on operations of local alumina refineries in Henan, with few reducing power loads. However, heavy rain fall has caused issues with truck transport and resulted in strong alumina quotations at approximately RMB2,500/t in…
Environmental Checks Curb Aa Production

21/07/2021

My Steel News Central Government environmental checks underway in Henan, Shanxi, Shandong, Guangxi and Yunnan have curbed reginal alumina operations. Henan has 11.6 mtpy completed alumina capacity across nine alumina refineries with one refinery in Dengfeng suspending a 200 ktpy production line due to power usage limitations. Apart from that,…
June 2021: China Imports 10.14 mln t Bx

21/07/2021

China Nonferrous Metals News China imported 10.14 mln t of bauxite in June, up 11.3% from 9.11 mln t in May but down 3% y-o-y. China imported 55.14 mln t of bauxite in H1 2021, down by 5.5% y-o-y. China’s bauxite imports from Guinea rose slightly by 0.96% m-o-m in…

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