SHANGHAI, Nov 23 (SMM) – Alumina output in Shandong province, the biggest alumina producer in China, registered 1.74 million mt in October, up 39.7% from October 2017, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday November 19.
On a monthly basis, production dipped 5.2% in October. This brought overall production in the province during January-October to 17.84 million mt in, down 6% on the year.
Output for October in five major production provinces, including Shandong, Shanxi, Henan, Guangxi, and Guizhou, stood at 5.53 million mt, accounting for 97.9% of domestic total production that month.
In January-October, the five provinces produced some 54.57 million mt of alumina, and accounted for 96.4% of China’s overall output during the same period, according to data.