China orders Shandong Xinhai to halve NPI output for 4 mths from November [UPDATED]

[This article was updated on Tuesday October 3 to include market reaction and to correct the estimated tonnage affected by the capacity cut.]

Shandong Xinhai Technology, China’s largest nickel pig iron (NPI)-only producer, has been ordered to halve its production from November 15 to alleviate pollution, which could remove around 200,000-250,000 tonnes of NPI from the market over the four month period, Metal Bulletin understands.

The production cut at its facility in Shandong’s Linyi city, an industrial city in Eastern China, will be effective until March 15, 2018, according to an official document from the city’s environmental protection bureau seen...


Julian Luk

October 03, 2017

13:32 GMT