Kaiman alumina refinery to halve output on bauxite shortage

Chinese alumina refinery Kaiman (Sanmenxia) Aluminium has cut its production by half because of a shortage of bauxite supplies, market sources told Fastmarkets on Monday April 19.

Hangzhou Jinjiang Group owns the refinery in Sanmenxia city in Henan province, which has capacity for 2.1 million tonnes per year. It will reduce output for at least one month starting from Monday, but could extend the curtailment depending on the availability of bauxite supply in the local region, according to the sources.
This would remove nearly 87,500 tonnes of alumina from the market over the initial period, but this might be of little consequence for the overall domestic alumina market considering China’s total alumina production of 73.13 million tonnes in 2020.

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Hui Li

April 19, 2021

13:37 GMT