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On December 13th, fifteen companies gathered in Shandong Province to discuss the current aluminum industry status and measures to develop the industry. Representatives of the participating companies have expressed hope to further strengthen communication and cooperation, and jointly safeguard the market  rules, and “guide market participants to correctly understand the price, supply and demand market […]

By: Kathy Liu | Read More

The aluminum price firmed in both China and the world market in 2016. From the price analysis, the China aluminum price was in backwardation since 18th of May. It showed the strong domestic demand in May with the support of a strong real estate market. When we entered the low season for the aluminum industry […]

By: Kathy Liu | Read More

An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred in China’s Xinjiang Province earlier today.  There have been a couple of aftershocks reported since the first tremor. There are 8 smelters in Xinjiang with total 6.7Mt operating capacity. After checking with smelters, two of them have reported no damage to their plants.  We are still attempting to talk […]

By: Kathy Liu | Read More

We can’t publish the name of this smelter, but those of you who know your way around potrooms will want to look closely at this photo. How many anode bars do you count? For those of you who know aluminum but do not know your way around an aluminum smelter, if you look carefully at […]

By: Stuart Ehrenreich | Read More

I have decided to take some long-overdue vacation time. I will be on leave from Monday December 5 through to the end of February.  While I am on vacation, sipping Pina Coladas and resting in the hammock, Mr Stuart Ehrenreich will be minding the ship for me.  As Acting CEO, Stuart will be responsible for […]

By: Paul Adkins | Read More

As we enter the final days of November, winter has well and truly set in, and parts of northwest China are now experiencing severe snow storms. The snow in Xinjiang is have a direct and immediate effect on aluminum prices in the eastern and southern regions in China.   For instance, Monday last week saw […]

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