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China’s National Bureau of Statistics this morning released the figures for Q4 and the full 2008 year. The world’s press will surely report this in full, but here is the view from within China, as given by the China Daily. China’s economy is sending out mixed signals, a raft of figures showed on Thursday, with […]

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Recently I posted an article relating to the announcement about Alcoa signing a letter of intent with Weifang Lianxing Carbon. In that post, I mentioned that Alcoa would take control of the sales or Lianxing’s coke, including coke from future expansions. Alcoa has contacted me and advised that the correct wording is that “Alcoa will […]

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Alumina The quoted price of imported product didn`t change last week. Domestic alumina prices rose RMB50/Tonne to RMB1850-1900/Tonne(Non Chalco); the Chalco price remained stable, 2000RMB/Tonne. Due to smelter cutbacks continuing, over-supply in the international market is driving the price down. Australian FOB spot price went below US$200/Tonne, Chinese domestic alumina dealing price were around RMB1800/Tonne. […]

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Paul Adkins, Managing Director of AZ China and publisher of the Black China Report and this blog, will be giving a paper at next month’s TMS conference. The paper will examine the changing situation in China’s coke and anode industry, and will give an insight into the aluminium industry in China. Data on Chinese smelters […]

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The January edition of the Black China report is now available. This month, we report on the apparent bottoming of coke prices and the fall in prices for aluminium fluoride and pitch. We look at the aluminium industry in China and give a longer-term view. The drop in exports for low sulphur green coke makes […]

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