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Green coke prices continued to fall last week.   Fushun refinery, which produces low sulphur coke has now dropped prices by RMB800 in two weeks.   Medium-sulphur coke prices suffered less, but it’s clear that individual refineries are constantly adjusting their position relative to each other.   All the signs are that the refineries themselves are not quite […]

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Please welcome Charlene Qu to the AZ China team.   Charlene joins us as a market analyst, and comes to us with a stong background in researching and analysing the Chinese market.   The team is Paul Adkins, Jenny Chen – Market Analyst, Charlene Qu – Market Analyst, Sara Medici – Marketing.   In addition, we have the rest of the […]

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One of the complications of publishing data from China’s official sources is that one never can be sure of the accuracy of the data.   GI-GO applies in China at least as much as it does anywhere else in the world*. I have received comments from people in the last month or two that the prices […]

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Green coke The market began to turn down last week, especially for high sulphur cokes.    Zhenhai, China’s largest producer of high sulphur coke, dropped their market price by RMB80, while Gaoqiao dropped their price by RMB50.   Even low sulphur cokes began to be affected by the turndown, though many list prices are yet to reflect the […]

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The July figures for aluminium production have now been released. Last month saw 1.168 million tonnes produced, compared to 1.172m in June. While this appears small, when averaged by day, it shows a drop from 39.1 tonnes per day down to 37.7t – a drop of 3.7%. And one must remember that the cuts were not […]

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