Asian Metal News


17th March: Henan Kaiman, designed with 2.2 mtpy alumina capacity resumed full capacity operations late last week.


According to an inside source, the company had previously been running a 70% operational rate during February due to raw material supply shortages. With increased resumptions of local bauxite mines and improved logistics, the company was able to resume full operations last week and is looking at 160 kt of alumina output in March, up from 150 kt in February.


Kaiman presently has five alumina production lines, producing 2 mln t of alumina in 2019 and has set its 2020 output target at the same level.


At present, mainstream alumina transaction prices in Henan are RMB2,590~2,640/t ex-work, the same as last week.



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