BLACK CHINA BLOG >> Aluminium


The following announcement appeared in several blogs and journals.   We got this one from Metals.   The announcement does not mention what technology would go into this proposed plant, but I wonder if AP50 will be chosen.   RTA must be far enough advanced with their Quebec trial plant to know whether this technology is suitable.   Another choice […]

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The following article appeared in “China Mining”.   The global surplus in primary aluminium is expected to ease in 2010 as demand for the metal gradually returns with economic recovery and outpaces a growth in supplies, Marubeni Corp said on Friday. Supply and demand will become about balanced by 2011, Yutaka Ishibashi, general manager at […]

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The following article appeared in China Mining.   China’s National Development and Reform Commission, the top economic planning agency, announced on Thursday an electricity price rise for non-residential use of 0.028 yuan (0.4 US cents) per kilowatt hour on average nationwide effective Friday. The electricity tariff rise is estimated to increase the production costs of […]

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According to unconfirmed reports, China produced 1.26 million tonnes of primary metal in October.  This equates to a daily rate of 40,645 tonnes.   This eclipses September’s record daily rate of 40,633 tonnes for a new all-time record highest daily producti0n level, though it’s probably more accurate to say that the industry has now plateaued. Chinese […]

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I found the following article in Mine Web, though it has probably run elsewhere.   We at AZ China have no argument with this outlook.   Over-supply is set to be a problem inside and outside China.   Aluminium prices should remain weak into 2010, with smelters expected to restart some idled production despite a surplus already […]

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The following story comes from Reuters.   Emirates Aluminium, also known as Emal, which is a joint venture between Dubai Aluminium Company Limited (Dubal) and Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Development Company, is expected to start production next month, Reuters reported. Mubadala’s Chief Operating Officer, Waleed Al Muhairi, said that the world’s biggest single aluminium smelter is […]

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