Domestic Al Inventory at 965 kt

20/05/2022

Shanghai Nonferrous Metals News  19th May 2022: Total domestic aluminium inventory at China’s major store houses dropped by 38 kt from last Thursday to 965 kt led by slowing arrivals. Aluminium inventories dropped rapidly in Wuxi and Gongyi but new arrivals have slowed.
Domestic Aa Inventory at 553 kt

20/05/2022

Cnal News As of 19th May 2022, China’s alumina inventory at ports had increased to 553 kt, up by 42 kt w-o-w, including 20 kt at Lianyungang, 70 kt at Qingdao, 197 kt at Bayuquan, 111 kt at Panjin, 130 kt at Jinzhou and 25 kt at Qinzhou. There is…
Baotou Huaxin: 100 ktpy Primary Al Quota for Auction in June

20/05/2022

Aladdiny News Baotou Huaxin Aluminium smelter acquired a 100 ktpy primary aluminium production quota from Zunyi Yulong Aluminium smelter in Guizhou, but did not proceed with construction after the acquisition. Baotou Huaxin intends to put the100 ktpy production quota up for online auction in early June, the asset is estimated…
Nanshan Al: 100 ktpy Liquid Al Project from Recycling under Construction

19/05/2022

Shanghai Nonferrous Metals News Backed by total investment of RMB 330 mln, Nanshan Group is developing a 100 ktpy liquid aluminium project from recycled aluminium, which, once online will diversify Nanshan’s aluminium supply source.  …
Aa Transaction Prices RMB 2,990/t in Northern China

19/05/2022

Aladdiny News A large-scale alumina refinery sold 5 kt of alumina to at RMB 2,990/t to a Qinghai smelter this week, while another local refinery is also working on an alumina spot transaction at RMB 2,920/t. Aladdiny forecast China’s alumina exports to exceed 160 kt in April 2022, mainly departing…
NBS – April: China Aa/Al Production and Export Review

19/05/2022

Cnal News NBS: China produced 6.82 mln t of alumina in April, up by 4.6% y-o-y and China’s total alumina production amounted to 25.51 mln t, down by 1.5% y-o-y. China produced 3.36 mln t of primary aluminium in April, up by 0.3% y-o-y; and total January to April production…
RMB Depreciation Drives up Production Costs of Domestic Aa Refineries

18/05/2022

Aladdiny News Off-shore USD/RMB exchange rates have been on the rise since mid-April, surging from 6.37 to RMB 6.82 recently. If USD/RMB exchange rates continue to rise, domestic alumina refineries using imported bauxite for alumina refining will face increased production costs, and some operating at break-even points may be forced…
Guizhou Huajin: 130 kt of Aa Expected in May

18/05/2022

Asian Metal News Guizhou Huajin restarted normal operations in early May after partially cutting operations and starting maintenance in early April amid tighter bauxite supply. The company produced 65 kt of alumina in April and intends to produce 130 kt in May. Designed with 1.6 mtpy capacity on two production…
Chalco Huarun Resumes Full Capacity Operation

17/05/2022

Cnal News Shanxi Chalco Huarun recently completed maintenance on 40 electrolytic cells, and all 40 cells have been powered up. Chalco Huarun is now operating at full capacity of 500 ktpy.
NBS: April Primary Al Production 3.36 mln t

17/05/2022

Cnal News China produced 3.36 mln t of primary aluminium in April 2022, up by 0.3% y-o-y, thanks to improving power supply. Daily average primary aluminium production rose to 112 kt, up from 106 kt in March, marking a high point. China produced 13.01 mln t of primary from January…

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