China's alumina imports total 210,000 tonnes in November

China imported 210,000 tonnes of alumina from the seaborne market in November, down from 240,000 tonnes in October, but considerably higher than the 150,000 tonnes shipped in September when the import arbitrage window opened, according to Chinese customs data released on Monday December 23.

China imported a total of 1.24 million tonnes of alumina from January to November, up 170% from the 460,000 tonnes imported in the same period of last year, the customs data also showed.
The official Chinese customs numbers matched estimates by market participants, who also expect alumina imports in December to total around 360,000 tonnes.

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Hui Li

December 23, 2019

10:56 GMT

Shanghai