Chinese copper smelter brings forward maintenance as power limit kicks in

Chinese copper smelter Guangxi Nanguo has brought forward its maintenance schedule because the local government has stepped up its measures to restrict power consumption by industrial facilities, Fastmarkets has learnt.

The private smelter, which has capacity for 300,000 tonnes per year, will be shut for 45 days across August-September and therefore will not be procuring extra copper raw material on the spot market, three sources with knowledge of the matter said on Friday August 6.


Julian Luk

August 06, 2021

13:05 GMT