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China released its 2016 total energy consumption report last week, with growth of 1.4% to 4.36 billion tons of standard coal in 2016. Compared to 2015’s 4.3 billion tons of standard coal in 2015, it was a not a big rise. On February 17th, the National Energy Board issued its 2017 Energy Work Guidance, it […]

By: Kathy Liu | Read More

I will be on the Reuters Base Metals Forum in about 2 hours time. Want to know more about the news this week of a 30% cut to aluminum capacity in target areas around China?  Will the cuts really happen?  What will it mean to the China and international markets? Why are the authorities waiting […]

By: Paul Adkins | Read More

Further to our post of about an hour ago, I just wanted to highlight one specific dot point in the new regulations about carbon companies. According to the new regulation, carbon companies who do NOT meet the standards will be ordered to close.  Fair enough, but here’s the rub – carbon companies who DO meet […]

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As most of you know, every year folks from around the world descend on the annual TMS convention to discuss the latest developments in petcoke, calcined coke and other raw materials.   This year TMS is being held in San Diego.   And each year, I run a live blog, describing the atmosphere and the […]

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IAI published the January aluminum production volume yesterday. China’s January aluminum production number was reported as 2950Kt. It equals to around 95Kt daily production. Compared to last December’s aluminum production 2891Kt, this is not a big rise at all. Early February, SMM published the January aluminum production volume with     3038Kt. That was around 98Kt per […]

By: Kathy Liu | Read More

As the end of Chinese Lantern Festival last week, aluminum processing enterprises successively returned to business, and started ordering replacement metal stocks. That caused metal prices to rise.  The aluminum price of the dominant contract of SHFE peaked at RMB14000/ton from the lowest price of RMB13770/ton on Monday. The largest price rise was as much […]

By: Monte Zhang | Read More
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