Hebei Wenfeng: 3rd Aa Line Operational in October

27/09/2022

Asian Metal News Hebei Wenfeng is set to bring its 3rd alumina line (1.2 mtpy) online in mid-October and expects 240 kt of production for the month, up by 40 kt m-o-m. Designed with 4.8 mtpy alumina capacity evenly across four production lines, the company plans to bring the 4th…
Possible 6 mtpy Aa Project for Jiayuguan, Gansu

27/09/2022

Aladdiny News 24th September: The news that Jiayuguan’s municipal government, JISCO Group and Hebei Wenfeng Group have reached an agreement on development of a 6 mtpy alumina and new materials project in Jiayuguan has drawn market attention. According the local authority of Jiayuguan, the 6 mtpy alumina project will help…
Nanshan Bintan Indonesia Aa Phase II Operational

27/09/2022

Cnal News 25th September: Phase II (1 mtpy) of Nanshan Bintan Alumina’s project (BAI) in Indonesia came online. Phase I continues stable production (1 mln t of alumina). Designed with 2 mtpy alumina capacity, PT Bintan Alumina Indonesia of Nanshan is located in southeastern Bintan Island, Indonesia.
Guangxi: Promote High-quality Development of Al Industry

26/09/2022

Cnal News The local authority of Guangxi published; “Promote High-quality Development of the Aluminium Industry”, supporting aluminium industry development. The document provides guidelines/requirements for each segment of the industrial chain: Bauxite: Start a new round of bauxite exploration works Prioritize newly discovered bauxite resource allocation to integrated alumina refineries with…
SPIC Baiyinhua: 400 ktpy Al Project Operational

26/09/2022

Cnal News IM Baiyinhua Aluminium smelter was designed with 800 ktpy primary aluminum capacity, which is to be constructed in two phases. Phase I (400 ktpy) involving 300 sets of 500 kA cells came online on 24th September. The project has associated captive power plants, water supply, storage, and environmental…
Aladdiny: 19% Primary Al Capacity Cut in Yunnan

26/09/2022

Aladdiny News As of 23rd September, primary aluminum capacity in operation had dropped by approximately 1 mtpy to 4.32 mtpy in Yunnan, a reduction of about 19% after the power use restrictions began in early September. Looking forward, the capacity cuts may be expanded to more than 20% after the…
Indonesian PT Cita Mineral: 4 mtpy Bx Export Quota Expires in Nov. 2022

26/09/2022

Asian Metal News Indonesian PT Cita Mineral Investindo Tbk, the largest bauxite miner in the country, will see its 4 mtpy bauxite export quota expire by end-November 2022. The company received its quota in late November 2021 and is set to submit a renewal plan in October 2022. The company…
Domestic Social Al Inventory at 666 kt

23/09/2022

Cnal News 22nd September 2022: Total domestic aluminium inventory at China’s major store houses dropped by 9 kt from last Thursday to 666 kt, down by 11 kt from end August and down by 122 kt y-o-y. Domestic aluminium inventories have been on the decline, reaching an historical low point…
Bx Prices Firm at High Levels

23/09/2022

Aladdiny News Recent strong domestic demand in China in conjunction with shortening spot supply has propped bauxite prices at high levels. Domestic bauxite supply has been tight, seeing most large northern refiners in Shanxi and Henan reliant on domestic bauxite operating at less than their designed capacities. The option of…
Domestic Aa Prices Edge Down

21/09/2022

Asian Metal News Mainstream domestic alumina prices stand at RMB 2,810~2,910/t in China, down by RMB 30/t from last Friday. Industry commentators forecast prices to hold stable next week led by a watchful attitude from refiners. One Gansu primary aluminium smelter bought 5 kt of alumina at RMB 2,812/t ex-works…

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