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India’s refractory-grade alumina import drops as China ups ante on its anti-pollution drive /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

India’s refractory raw material imports have been hit badly ever since China declared war against its polluting industries. The slump in the imports of fused and calcined alumina have left domestic refractory manufacturers struggling to meet demand from the core user indust ...

Alumina prices rebound slightly; Nalco projects slow increase in alumina prices in near term /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

After a period of flat run, China’s domestic alumina price rebounded on August 17, driven by an outlook on tightened supply. The average spot alumina prices expected to range between RMB  2506 – 2506/t. The tightness in the market is expected because Alumina prod ...

Indonesia’s alumina import to drop as domestic industry readies to scale production /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Alumina import by Indonesia is set witness a drop in 2017 as domestic production of the mineral is increasing at a steady state. With the country’s state-owned aluminium producer PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum) readying to increase its metal output to 500,000 tonnes ...

Austria’s alumina import is estimated to surge further in 2017 /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Austria is the 29th largest importer in the world. The country imports alumina to feed the domestic aluminium industry. Alumina imports from Austria grew significantly over the last two years. The rise in import of alumina is expected to continue in the coming years. Italy and Ge ...

China alumina prices to face downward pressure due to surplus market; smelters remain profitable /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Due to huge aluminium capacity cuts by Weiqiao and Xinfa Group, alumina market in China is in surplus.  SMM expects that due to inflows of surplus alumina from Weiqiao group, alumina prices will face continuous downward pressure. Weiqiao Group has announced that it will r ...

Hindalco produced 724 kilotonne of alumina in Q1 FY2018 /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Hindalco Industries produced 724000 tonnes of alumina in the quarter ended 30th June 2017. The alumina production increased 2 per cent as compared to Q1 FY2017. Aditya, Mahan and Utkal alumina continue to operate at their designed capacities, according to the company. Hindalco ...

Canada’s alumina import is estimated to rise further in 2017 /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Canada is one of the leading aluminium producers in the Americas. It is the third-ranked producer of aluminium in the world supported by technologically sound aluminium smelters run on cheaper hydropower. Based on year-to-date average daily production of 8,820 metric tons, the an ...

China’s alumina production surges in July /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

China’s production of alumina increased notably in July. The production rose less than expected due to maintenance conducted by producers. The alumina production is expected to grow further in August, according to recent statistics showed by Shanghai Metals Market. China ...

TOR Minerals reports strong recovery in profitability in Q2 2017, alumina revenue up 18% /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

TOR Minerals International, Inc. announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017. The company reported sales increased 9 per cent to $10.7 million for the second quarter as compared to $9.9 million during the same period of 2016. The increase in revenue ...

Rio Tinto’s alumina business records a major turnaround performance in H12017 /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Rio Tinto has announced production and financial results for the first half of 2017 and its alumina operations have recorded significant increase in net earnings as well as revenue. Alumina production was slightly lower in H1 2017 than H1 2016. Total alumina production stood a ...