12 3月 China alumina refines 27% more in March than the same period previous year
China alumina refines 27% more in March than the same period previous year
Monthly alumina output in China rose significantly in March, revealed first-hand production data of the Chinese alumina refineries as surveyed by the Shanghai Metals Market. Alumina production volume last month totalled 5,831,000 tonnes, up 27 per cent from March 2016 and +12.45 per cent from February this year. February’s total alumina output was estimated at 5,185,000 tonnes.
During the initial three months of 2017, that is, from January-February China produced 16,600,000 tonnes of alumina. The volume is 24 per cent higher than alumina produced in the corresponding period previous year.
According to SMM estimate, April alumina output in China domestic market will decline by 2.48 per cent month-on-month to stand at 5,686,000 tonnes.
China’s primary aluminium output in March rose 23 per cent from the previous year to total at 3,112,000 tonnes. The cumulative production for the first three months of 2017 was estimated at 8,988,000 tonnes, up 22.1 per cent from the same period previous year. In April, China is estimated to produce 3,041,000 tonnes of aluminium, down 2.28 per cent MoM.