Chinese aluminium output rises 8.8% in H1

China’s electrolytic aluminium production rose by 8.8% year-on-year in the first half of 2017 to reach 16.84 million tonnes, according to data released by the country’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Monday July 17.

Domestic electrolytic aluminium production reached 2.9 million tonnes in June, a year-on-year increase of 7.4% and a new high since 2014, NBS data showed. The increase in output comes despite recent attempts by the Chinese government to address the issue of overcapacity in its domestic aluminium sector. "It...

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Echo Ma

July 17, 2017

08:48 GMT

Shanghai