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Operating Rate in China Secondary Aluminum Industry Hits This Year’s Bottom, SMM Survey
Aug 15,2017 13:18CST
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Operating rate at secondary aluminum producers in China fell to the lowest level so far this year at 56.38% in July, SMM survey found.

SHANGHAI, Aug. 15 (SMM) – Operating rate at secondary aluminum producers in China fell to the lowest level so far this year at 56.38% in July, SMM survey found.

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Recent surge in aluminum prices incurred losses on secondary aluminum producers for orders received earlier. Die-castings producers took a wait-and-see stance amid sharply rising aluminum prices, leaving trading muted in secondary aluminum market. 
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