Bauxite kilns in Xiaoyi suspended on local environmental regulations

By Sybil Pan
Published: Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Bauxite calcination kilns in the city of Xiaoyi, in China’s Shanxi province, remained at a standstill following the normal autumn-winter shutdown because of the local government’s continuing anti-pollution drive, according to market sources.

The blanket regional operations shutdown in Xiaoyi, a major production hub for refractory-grade bauxite in Shanxi province, was imposed just when market participants expected that normal operations would resume after the strict autumn-winter shutdown.

No end-sdate for the closures in Xiaoyi has been indicated, but views from sources who spoke...

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