Growing demand, unstable domestic supply bolster bauxite imports

China imported 85.61 million mt of bauxite in 2018, up 24.5% from 2017

Data Analysis

11:09:11AM Feb 11, 2019

Customs data Bauxite Alumina
Consumption to bolster aluminium prices after CNY

China plans to introduce more policies to boost domestic spending in 2019

Smm Insight

04:33:41PM Jan 23, 2019

Market commentary Aluminium
Chinese government warns of excess alumina capacity

Alumina capacity expanded by some 5.43 million mt in 2018, after growing by 6.8 million mt in 2017

Smm Insight

10:51:31AM Jan 10, 2019

Market commentary Alumina
Slack demand lowers 2018 operating rates across wire, cable producers

Rates averaged 81.73% in 2018, down 1.27 percentage points from 2017

Smm Insight

11:25:55AM Jan 07, 2019

Wire and cable Copper
Aluminium billet stocks see biggest weekly decline in 8 months

Smaller arrivals, together with sellers destocking at the year-end lowered inventories

Smm Insight

11:20:28AM Dec 26, 2018

Inventory data Aluminium billet
Overcapacity, profits increase exports of prebaked anode YoY

China exported some 128,000 mt of prebaked anode in Oct, up 53.9% from a year ago

Data Analysis

11:00:07AM Dec 24, 2018

Tradeflow Prebaked anode
Spot aluminium discounts to expand end-Dec

A00 aluminium prices have been flat with the SHFE December contract for four consecutive trading days as of Wednesday Dec 12

Smm Insight

11:48:50AM Dec 13, 2018

Market commentary Aluminium
More working days in Nov grow operating rates at secondary aluminium producers

Operating rates across Chinese secondary aluminium producers averaged 57.14% in Nov, up 0.33 percentage point from Oct

Data Analysis

11:36:39AM Dec 12, 2018

Operating rates Aluminium Secondary aluminium
Exclusive: China's base metals output in Nov

This is a roundup of China's base metals output in Nov

Smm Insight

06:43:57PM Dec 07, 2018

Production data Copper Alumina Aluminium Nickel Nickel pig iron NPI Nickel sulphate Lead Zinc Tin
SMM Al-Si Summit: Supply cuts to continue to lower aluminium inventory in 2019

Supply-side reform and winter production curbs slowed primary aluminium output growth in 2018

Smm Insight

05:08:03PM Dec 06, 2018

SMM Al Si Summit Aluminium
Growing demand, unstable domestic supply bolster bauxite imports

Growing demand, unstable domestic supply bolster bauxite imports

China imported 85.61 million mt of bauxite in 2018, up 24.5% from 2017

11:09:11AM Feb 11, 2019

Data Analysis

Customs data Bauxite Alumina
Consumption to bolster aluminium prices after CNY

Consumption to bolster aluminium prices after CNY

China plans to introduce more policies to boost domestic spending in 2019

04:33:41PM Jan 23, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Aluminium
Chinese government warns of excess alumina capacity

Chinese government warns of excess alumina capacity

Alumina capacity expanded by some 5.43 million mt in 2018, after growing by 6.8 million mt in 2017

10:51:31AM Jan 10, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Alumina
Slack demand lowers 2018 operating rates across wire, cable producers

Slack demand lowers 2018 operating rates across wire, cable producers

Rates averaged 81.73% in 2018, down 1.27 percentage points from 2017

11:25:55AM Jan 07, 2019

Smm Insight

Wire and cable Copper
Aluminium billet stocks see biggest weekly decline in 8 months

Aluminium billet stocks see biggest weekly decline in 8 months

Smaller arrivals, together with sellers destocking at the year-end lowered inventories

11:20:28AM Dec 26, 2018

Smm Insight

Inventory data Aluminium billet
Overcapacity, profits increase exports of prebaked anode YoY

Overcapacity, profits increase exports of prebaked anode YoY

China exported some 128,000 mt of prebaked anode in Oct, up 53.9% from a year ago

11:00:07AM Dec 24, 2018

Data Analysis

Tradeflow Prebaked anode
Spot aluminium discounts to expand end-Dec

Spot aluminium discounts to expand end-Dec

A00 aluminium prices have been flat with the SHFE December contract for four consecutive trading days as of Wednesday Dec 12

11:48:50AM Dec 13, 2018

Smm Insight

Market commentary Aluminium
More working days in Nov grow operating rates at secondary aluminium producers

More working days in Nov grow operating rates at secondary aluminium producers

Operating rates across Chinese secondary aluminium producers averaged 57.14% in Nov, up 0.33 percentage point from Oct

11:36:39AM Dec 12, 2018

Data Analysis

Operating rates Aluminium Secondary aluminium
Exclusive: China's base metals output in Nov

Exclusive: China's base metals output in Nov

This is a roundup of China's base metals output in Nov

06:43:57PM Dec 07, 2018

Smm Insight

Production data Copper Alumina Aluminium Nickel Nickel pig iron NPI Nickel sulphate Lead Zinc Tin
SMM Al-Si Summit: Supply cuts to continue to lower aluminium inventory in 2019

SMM Al-Si Summit: Supply cuts to continue to lower aluminium inventory in 2019

Supply-side reform and winter production curbs slowed primary aluminium output growth in 2018

05:08:03PM Dec 06, 2018

Smm Insight

SMM Al Si Summit Aluminium