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Fresh wave of anti-pollution shutdowns in China to hit alumina supply

By Yoke Wong
Published: Thursday, 02 March 2017

Local governments in Chinese provinces Henan and Shanxi have imposed a new round of strict production stoppages impacting fused alumina and bauxite output, following massive shut downs seen last year. This is set to further reduce supply, which was already tight from months of disruption and it is widely anticipated to impact prices.

A renewed wave of mass shut down has been imposed again on fused alumina, bauxite production facilities in parts of China as local government sounded severe pollution alerts on 02 March.  

According to data from the Chinese environmental monitoring station in Beijing, Tianjin and the surrounding area, parts of...

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