AZ China: Additional 2.1 mln t of Aa Capacity Cuts in January 2023

18/01/2023

Cnal News AZ China: An additional 2.1 mtpy alumina capacity has been curbed in January 2023, chiefly led by increasing capacity cuts from southern refineries. During January, inland alumina refineries in Henan and Shanxi have been reluctant to resume operation under continuing pressure of high production costs and tightening bauxite…
Domestic Aa Prices Remain Stable

18/01/2023

Asian Metal News Mainstream alumina prices stand at RMB 2,870~2,970/t this week, continuing stable w-o-w. Industry commentators forecast prices will keep stable with few transactions this week – the last trading week before the Chinese New Year holiday. An eastern alumina trader was quoting at RMB 2,900/t (ex-works) this week.
Alufer: First Bx Shipment of 180 kt to Caofeidian China at End-Jan.

18/01/2023

Asian Metal News Alufer, a major bauxite miner in Guinea is set to start loading bauxite for its first shipment of 180 kt to Caofeidian China on 24th January 2023. Loading is scheduled to be completed in six days. Designed with 6 mtpy bauxite mining capacity, the company produced 300…
Domestic Social Al Inventories of 690 kt

17/01/2023

Shanghai Nonferrous Metals News 16th January 2023: China’s inventories of aluminium ingots at social warehouses climbed by 48 kt from last Thursday to 690 kt, up by 197 kt from end-December 2022, but down by 33 kt from the same period last year.
Qinghai Baihe Al: Photovoltaic Power Project Fully On-Grid

17/01/2023

Shanghai Nonferrous Metals News 14th January 2023: Qinghai Baihe aluminium smelter’s 14.31 MWp photovoltaic power project (ground distributed type) has come online and is fully connected to the main power grid. The project will increase the percentage of ‘green’ power and further accelerate the company’s goal of de-carbonation.
Chalco Qinghai: Front-runner in Energy Consumption Efficiency

17/01/2023

Aladdiny News Chalco Qinghai aluminium smelter was granted the tile of “energy consumption efficiency front-runner” in 2021 by Qinghai Industry and Information Bureau, with its AC power consumption for per tonne of aluminum (liquid aluminium) production at 13,092.81 kWh/t. Two other shortlisted smelters are: Qinghai Baihe Aluminium and Qinghai Qiaotou…
Baichuan: Domestic Aa Capacity up by 11.27% Y-o-Y in 2022

16/01/2023

Baichuan News Baichuan Consultancy: China had 99.3 mtpy of alumina capacity in 2022, up sharply by 11.2 mtpy or 11.27% y-o-y; of the total, 5.2 mtpy was from northern China and 6 mtpy from southern China. Hebei became an alumina producing province in 2022 and a total of 1.14 mtpy…
Domestic Aa Prices Remain Steady

16/01/2023

Mysteel News As of 13th January 2023, mainstream alumina prices in northern China were RMB 2,900~2,960/t holding stable w-o-w, and the weighted average domestic alumina prices was RMB 2,924/t on the spot market. In southern China, 10 kt of alumina was sold at RMB 2,970/t last Thursday. With the New…
Domestic Bx Prices Firm, Guinean Bx Prices at USD 68/t

16/01/2023

Aladdiny News This week (9~13th January): Two weeks before the Chinese New Year holiday, domestic bauxite miners have been busy, trying to build up stocks. At present, mainstream bauxite prices in Henan (Al2O3 58%, A/S 5.0) are RMB 500/t (without taxes) and RMB 460~480/t in Shanxi. In Guizhou, bauxite prices…
Baichuan: 40.13 mln t of Al Production in 2022

13/01/2023

Cnal News Baichuan Consultancy: China produced 40.13 mln t of primary aluminium in 2022, up by 4.37% y-o-y but slightly lower than expectations set at the beginning of 2022. Primary aluminium production in 2022 gained by 1.68 mln  y-o-y with a moderate increase in ingot production during the year. Meanwhile,…

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