BLACK CHINA BLOG >> Bauxite and Alumina


Bloomberg is reporting that the Indonesia government is reviewing its position on the export of ores and processed ores. Following the ban on the export of bauxite, the government wanted exporters to invest capital into building alumina refineries and aluminium smelters in the country.   Like many countries, Indonesia wanted to capture the value-add inside […]

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Malaysian local newspaper Utusan Malaysia is reporting that the Malaysian government has ordered a halt to mining and export of bauxite from Kuantan. The decision was reportedly made last week, and calls for a “temporary” ban, following increased complaints from local residents. according to a separate report, the government was researching alternative methods of getting […]

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On November 5 this year, a tailings dam at an iron ore operation in Brazil collapsed.  That sent large volumes of water and sludge into a second dam, which also collapsed.   The resulting flood saw millions of litres flow into a nearby village, claiming the lives of 13 people, with 6 others still missing.   […]

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What’s wrong with this statement, that I have lifted from the Jakarta Globe Newspaper’s website? China’s Shandong Nanshan Aluminum had allocated at least $5 billion to build a facility to process bauxite in Bintan, Riau Islands, Industry Minister M.S. Hidayat has announced. “They already started the project with a purchase of 1,000 hectares of land,” […]

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I had occasion to visit Malaysia in the last few days.   It was good timing, following the release of the September bauxite import data.   The figures showed that China’s imports of bauxite jumped considerably, mainly because Malaysia’s shipments nearly doubled.   The question doing the rounds at last week’s China Aluminium Forum was, […]

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The October edition of the Black China Report went out this afternoon. If you are a subscriber, you should have received an email from Jane Zhang – check your SPAM folder just in case.   We sent it out as a direct PDF this month, because the normal app that we use is still being […]

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