SMM: Domestic Al Inventory 976 kt

26/10/2021

Cnal News 26th October 2021: Total domestic aluminium inventory at China’s major store houses increased by 2 kt from last Thursday to 976 kt. Aluminium ingot stocks were: Shanghai 127 kt, Wuxi 317 kt, Foshan 276 kt, Gongyi 86 kt and Tianjin 56 kt.
Antaike: 27.1% Primary Al Capacity in Loss

26/10/2021

China Nonferrous Metals News Antaike: Based on current raw material prices (alumina, coal and prebaked anode), the domestic weighted average primary aluminium production cost is RMB19,965/t (with taxes), showing a profit margin of RMB1,535/t when compared with aluminium prices at RMB21,500/t. Antaike analysts take the view that 27.1% of domestic…
Heung Kong Wanji Expects October Production at 80 kt

26/10/2021

Asian Metal News Designed with 1.4 mtpy alumina capacity, Heung Kong Wanji has three alumina production lines. The company plans to suspend one production line this week amid power curbs, with its October production estimated at 80 kt and November production at 60 kt. The company produced 1.1 mln t…
State Government: Stricter Control on Investment in Energy Intensive Industries

25/10/2021

Cnal News 24th October 2021: The State Council issued “Opinions on Fully and Accurately Implementing the New Development Concept in Carbon Peak and Carbon Neutrality”. The document will work as the center of China’s decarbonation policy and several smaller policies will be built around it to ensure overall policy mapping…
China Port Inventory of Aa at 674 kt

25/10/2021

Cnal News As of 22nd October 2021, China’s alumina inventory at ports had accumulated to 674 kt, including 10 kt at Lianyungang, 130 kt at Qingdao, 300 at Bayuquan, 160 kt at Panjin, 4 kt at Jinzhou, 40 kt at Fangchenggang, and 30 kt at Qinzhou. There is no alumina…
Aladdiny: Primary Al Capacity in Loss

25/10/2021

Aladdiny News Primary aluminium prices fell rapidly following retreating coal prices after the Central Government took measures to restrain rallying coal prices last week. Average electricity prices for primary aluminium smelting have been on the rise, resulting in declining profit margins for smelters. Aladdiny data shows the weighted average production…
Aladdiny: Domestic Aa Operational Capacity of 74 mtpy

25/10/2021

Aladdiny News Aladdiny: As of 22nd October, Friday, China’s operational alumina capacity remained low at 74 mtpy. Shanxi Xiaoyi Xinfa is resuming 1 mtpy of alumina capacity, which once completed, will increase total October’s operational capacity to the level of September 2021. Domestic operational capacity of alumina has been in…
NDRC: 2021~2025 Energy Efficiency Goals for Energy Intensive Industries

22/10/2021

Cnal News NDRC along with other relevant state departments issued the “Action Plan for Energy Efficiency Control and Acceleration of Energy Conservation and Decarbonation in Key Industries of Metallurgy and Building materials (2021-2025)”. Industries involved are; iron and steel making, primary aluminium, cement, flat glass, oil refining, ethylene, synthetic ammonia,…
Guizhou Huaren Reduces Al Production

22/10/2021

Asian Metal News Guizhou Huaren aluminium smelter has cut its operational capacity by 30% since mid-October amid power curbs. The smelter is expected to produce 23 kt of primary aluminium in November 2021. Huaren suspended 100 ktpy of primary aluminium capacity in June 2021, following a mandate from local authorities…
Henan and Shanxi Refineries to Increase Usage of Imported Bx

22/10/2021

Aladdiny News Aladdiny: Shanxi’s total alumina capacity in operation was 20 mtpy, as of end-June 2021. 7.3 mtpy uses imported bauxite with the number ramps up to 7.72 mtpy at present accounting for 38.6% of the total. The number is expected to increase over the short term in anticipation of…

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