BLACK CHINA BLOG >> Aluminium


Bloomberg has reported that China Minmetals and China Metallurgical are to merge.   China Metallurgical will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Minmetals. Minmetals is well known in the metals industry and enjoys a relatively good reputation.   China Metallurgical is a construction company.   Your blogger had a bit to do with them 10 […]

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There has been a flurry of media attention on China’s aluminium industry in the last 48 hours.   It has been interesting to read all the reports, most of which have been based on stories by Reuters and Bloomberg.  They in turn seem to have relied on the CNIA website. But did the CNIA get […]

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China’s Ministry of Finance has published its list of import and export tariff items for 2016, and we can report that the export tariff on raw aluminium has not been changed. Same as in December 2015, the harmony code for metal with purity below 99.95% has its normal 30% tariff adjusted to 15% for the […]

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Bloomberg has tonight run with a story about a meeting being held in Kunming tomorrow. For the record, Reuters approached me with this story at lunch time today.   From what I can see, Reuters have not run with it yet, so I guess they are still verifying the story. After checking with our sources, […]

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Rumours are circulating around the China petcoke market this week.   According to the rumours, China will make some important announcements tomorrow – Thursday December 10. AZ China understands that the announcement tomorrow will be a new definition of “unqualified petcoke”.   Regular readers will know that back in September China issued a new law […]

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Reuters today published a story that China has announced it will cut the export tariff on steel billet and pig iron from Jan. 1 2016, part of a series of measures aimed at promoting economic growth.According to Reuters, the Ministry of Finance did not give details on the size of the tariff cut. Tariffs on both […]

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