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China aluminium output in April rises 21.5% YoY; production in Henan drops marginally /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

According to the first-hand production data released by Shanghai Metals Market, April aluminium output (preliminary) rose 21.5 per cent year-on-year to stand at 5695 thousand tonnes, March aluminium output (final data) was estimated at 3112 thousand tonnes, and the first three mo ...

The Aluminium Federation (ALFED) announces its new president /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

The Aluminium Federation (‘ALFED’), the trade body of the UK’s aluminium sector, has announced the appointment of a new President. Giles Ashmead, managing director of Powdertech (Corby) Ltd, was previously Vice-President of the Aluminium Federation, and succe ...

ALFED Press Release
Aluminum Association’s “2017 North America Aluminum Industry Plant and Press Directories” /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

The Aluminum Association has recently released the 2017 edition of the North America Aluminum Industry Plant Directory and the North America Aluminum Industry Extrusion Press Directory. The Plant Directory covers 485 plants while the Extrusion Press Directory covers 204 plants, ...

Vietnamese officials to inspect giant aluminium stockpile linked to Chinese billionaire /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

According to a Vietnamese media report (VN Express International) a massive aluminium stockpile, believed to have arrived in Vietnam as a way of evading trade restrictions by a Chinese billionaire, would be inspected by ministry officials. The government official says that gia ...

Alba participates in CRU World Aluminium Conference /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), the Bahrain-based aluminium smelter, is participating in the Commodity Research Unit (CRU)’s 22nd World Aluminium Conference in London. "CRU’s World Aluminium Conference is a well-known event that brings key decision makers from aro ...

Alba Press Release
U.S. aluminium sector to unite with Britain and EU against China /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

According to a report by Reuters, the representatives of the U.S. aluminium industry are urging their EU counterparts to take action against “massive illegal subsidies" in China. The industry also wrote to British Prime Minister Theresa May regarding this matter.  D ...

Chelan PUD Board in talk with Alcoa to restart smelter at Wenatchee /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

The Chelan County Public Utility District Board of Commissioners is negotiating with Alcoa Corporation in anticipation of reviving a smelter and hundreds of well –paid manufacturing jobs. Commissioners voted in favour of postponing a charge against Alcoa for idling the Colo ...

Aluminium emerges as top performing industrial metal in 2017 /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Aluminium has emerged as the best performing industrial metal of 2017, as growing confidence that China will take steps to end a supply glut pushes prices to the highest level in almost three years. The industrial metal, which is used in everything from drinks cans to cars to gi ...

Financial Times
Stay updated on the aluminium industry mega-events in May /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

The month of May is awaiting the aluminium industry players with a few mega events that open up significant business opportunities between the West and the East.  The month’s events mainly focus on the upstream industry covering smelting, primary aluminium and a few ev ...

UPDATE: US President signs executive order on aluminium import /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

The US President Donald Trump yesterday signed an executive order for investigating the impact of aluminium imports on U.S. national security as it considerably used in defence industry manufacturing. He asked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to inspect the matter. Trump said: & ...