BLACK CHINA BLOG - March 14th, 2017


Some clients have reported receiving an English translation of a document issued by the Weifang local government, announcing closures of calcining plants until March 31. The document is real and the orders to close are authentic.  But there’s more to the document than what some might realize. The Weifang local government has ordered several industries […]

By: Paul Adkins | Read More

The recent price of aluminum has consolidated around 14,000 yuan/ton, but with a lack of clear direction, resulting in significant differences in market sentiment.Bears presently outweigh bulls, but traders do not need to be too pessimistic. On the cost side, after the Spring Festival although China’s alumina prices have dropped more than 100 yuan/ton, the pre-bake anode, […]

By: Monte Zhang | Read More

Aluminum smelters in Henan province are worried about a small plant in the south of the province.   Linfeng smelter, with only 250kt capacity, is causing smelters elsewhere in Henan province to lose sleep. That’s because the Henan government has ordered the smelter to cut 30% of its capacity for as long as the environmental […]

By: Paul Adkins | Read More
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