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During the tough reforming period in China, petroleum coke, or petcoke has suffered much, with calcining plants being ordered to cut capacity or close completely. But if you talk about aluminum, you must acknowledge that petcoke is important now and in future.The process for making aluminum has not changed in decades, so if demand for aluminum is […]

By: June Wang | 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

China held its important Lianghui or two sessions (National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Beijing) starting March 3rd. One of the most important sessions of the NPC is the Premier’s Work Report. Premier Li Keqiang announced in his Report that China sets 2017 economic growth target at around 6.5% with optimism that this will […]

By: Kathy Liu | Read More

Do you still remember what had happened in the carbon industry last year? China’s carbon industry  has been in a state of limited production since the middle of last year, at the same time as smelters were adding capacity. The resulting short supply caused prices to leap. Yet the operating rates in the industry have […]

By: June Wang | Read More

China’s “Air Pollution Control” regulation was formally approved on Feb. 20 and published on Feb. 28. It came into effect on Wednesday. It may sound pretty innocuous but, make no mistake, it represents a potential redefinition of the global aluminum market.   The world’s largest producer of the metal will force aluminum smelters in four […]

By: Steph | Read More
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