BLACK CHINA BLOG


Barely a week after the CNIA meeting in Kunming, and the announcement that no new capacity would enter the market for 12 months, Chalco is already at the head of the queue to bring new capacity on line. Chalco’s Baotou smelter in Inner Mongolia is set to release 500,000t of new capacity in January 2017.  That […]

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How to have a strategic reserve when you don’t need a strategic reserve. China’s Strategic Reserves Board (SRB) is said to be planning to provide financing for the industry to stockpile up to  2 million tonnes of aluminium, according to some Chinese reports today. According to our Chinese sources, the SRB will provide bank loans to producers who put […]

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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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Bloomberg has reported that China Minmetals and China Metallurgical are to merge.   China Metallurgical will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Minmetals. Minmetals is well known in the metals industry and enjoys a relatively good reputation.   China Metallurgical is a construction company.   Your blogger had a bit to do with them 10 […]

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Stepping away from all things China/aluminium/carbon for a moment, here is a website and an idea that deserves some support. RAD – Random Acts of Donation – is a website designed to allow people to support their local lost dogs home or animal welfare centre.   The idea of the website is that you select […]

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There has been a flurry of media attention on China’s aluminium industry in the last 48 hours.   It has been interesting to read all the reports, most of which have been based on stories by Reuters and Bloomberg.  They in turn seem to have relied on the CNIA website. But did the CNIA get […]

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