Asian Metal News

Henan Zhongmei Alumina refinery, designed with 400 ktpy alumina capacity, suspended its 1,350/day alumina calcination furnace in early August and is set to restart operations on 24th August.

The company produced 30 kt of alumina in July and its August output is expected at 15 kt. It holds 10 kt alumina stock at present and is intending to sell no less than RMB 2,620/t.

The company produced 360 kt of alumina in 2018, with output totaling 210 kt during the first seven months of 2019.

In Henan, mainstream alumina prices are between RMB 2,460~2,510/t, and have been stable since the beginning of the week.
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