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The August aluminium production data has been published by IAI. Monthly production increased slightly to 2713Kt in August. The daily production catches up from July’s 86Kt to 88Kt in August. When we check the China Q2 aluminium production, the April production decreased compared to March. The aluminium Changjiang price broke RMB12,000 in April and smelters […]

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Reuters recently ran a story quoting Rusal’s Oleg Mukhamedshin as saying that aluminium prices would stabilise next year.   Mr Mukhamedshin, who is Deputy Chief Executive of the company, predicted that prices would run between $1,600 and $1,700 in 2017.   But he also put some very tight qualifications on his prediction. According to Mr […]

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Around 6am on 7th of September, Balco Aluminium in India had an explosion accident in their potrooms. There has been no loss of life. Some reports say 168 pots had been halted as a result of the accident, while other reports put the number at 86.  But it seems the first number is the correct […]

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A news item on an industry website this morning caught my eye.   According to the news item, Xingfa Aluminium had announced a trading halt on their shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange this morning.   The trading halt came through at exactly the same time as Chalco did the same. The news item […]

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Thanks to the many people who sent me the piece from the Wall St Journal last week regarding the stockpile of metal in Mexico. The story talks about a pile of aluminium growing to as much as 1 million tonnes, and names Zhongwang as the company who is parking the metal there.   The allegation […]

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Many thanks to all of you who attended and helped make the AZ China conference a great success. It was great to see so many familiar faces last week, and to meet some new people for the first time.   I received a lot of very positive feedback from many of you.   It seems […]

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