BLACK CHINA BLOG >> Aluminium


As we enter the final days of November, winter has well and truly set in, and parts of northwest China are now experiencing severe snow storms. The snow in Xinjiang is have a direct and immediate effect on aluminum prices in the eastern and southern regions in China.   For instance, Monday last week saw […]

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Shandong Weiqiao, better known by its Listed company Hongqiao, has fired a salvo in response to recent allegations. About a week ago, a website appeared with the rather unsubtle name of hongqiaoexposed.com.   The website contains a single document which carries a long list of allegations against Hongqiao.  The website and document accused Hongqiao of […]

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The organizers at Arabal remind us every year that the aluminum industry is an industry, not just a market, so we started day 1 with awards for the best safety and environmental performances. Once that and the official opening ceremonies were out of the way, we got down to our first session.   This was […]

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I am in Dubai for the 20th Arab Aluminum conference, otherwise known as Arabal. Some initial observations ahead of the first official speeches: As always, the Arabal organizers spare no expense in putting on a well-run event.   Every little detail appears to have been addressed. Numbers appear to be lower than previous years.   […]

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China’s State Council has issued its 5-year plan for controlling greenhouse gas emissions.   The plan is part of the overall set of 5-year plans. According to the plan, carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP will fall by 18% compared to 2015.   In addition to carbon dioxide, controls will be tightened on various […]

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China’s aluminum prices rose strongly today, in both the physical and futures markets. The Changjiang price, the most active physical market in China, rose by RMB470 per ton to RMB15,130, the highest price this year.  Not to be outdone, the Shanghai active future price rose by RMB540/t, hitting RMB14,060/t. The physical price is caught in […]

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