Following our highly successful Black China conference in June 2008, and in response to so much interest in a follow-up conference, I am pleased to announce that we have set in motion the planning to conduct our next conference. We are tentatively scheduling it for May 2010 (I did say it was a very early […]
Alumina Last week the imported alumina price remained unchanged at US$210-220/tonne. Domestically, non-Chalco prices dropped RMB20/tonne to RMB1800-1830/tonne, while Chalco’s price remained unchanged at RMB2200/tonne. Aluminium Chalco’s aluminium price rose RMB100-200/tonne to RMB12400/tonne. The domestic aluminium price was lowest in Zhejiang Wuxi, at RMB11960/tonne. Last year, the central government cancelled the industry’s […]
Here is an article which appeared yesterday in the China Daily. Alcoa sees China as linchpin in aluminum market (Agencies) Updated: 2009-03-11 10:38 China has been the linchpin in the global aluminum industry with its sizable production cuts and measures to boost industrial demand, steps that have brought the global market into balance […]
Those of you who heard or read my presentation at TMS will remember I predicted that China’s exports situation is unlikely to improve for some time, but that government spending and investment were the two big levers of the economy that we should watch. The exports data is being widely reported. Bad news sells newpapers, […]
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If you are wondering what happened to the anodes and coal tar pitch sections of this week’s market review, the simple answer is, we left them off. I have fixed that now. You will find them in the review. Black China Report subscribers have the password for the review. The principle highlight for this week’s report […]