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Profit Shrinks Dramatically at Aluminum Smelters in China, SMM Reports
Jun 12, 2017 15:31CST
Source:SMM
Profit at Chinese aluminum smelters shrank sharply due to falling aluminum prices and rising alumina prices, SMM learned.

SHANGHAI, Jun. 12 (SMM) – Profit at Chinese aluminum smelters shrank sharply due to falling aluminum prices and rising alumina prices, SMM learned.

The average profit was just 450 yuan/tonne at smelters in SMM’s survey sample in the week ending June 9.

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The average spot aluminum price slid 82 yuan/tonne on a weekly basis to 13,618 yuan/tonne, while alumina prices rose to 2,700 yuan/tonne. 

The Bohai-Rim Steam-Coal Price Index (BSPI) dropped for nine consecutive weeks. 

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