Xinfa suspends alumina production lines following heavy rain in northern China

Xinfa Group has suspended two alumina production lines at its refineries in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi following heavy rainfall in the region, a company source told Fastmarkets.

The affected production lines at Xinfa’s refineries in Xiaoyi and Jiaokou cities have capacity to produce 1.2 million and 800,000 tonnes per year of alumina respectively, according to the source.

The suspension follows torrential rainfall in Shanxi over October 2-7, which resulted in the closure of local open-pit bauxite mines. This disruption to supply of bauxite – the feedstock for alumina – was the...

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Yiwen Ju

October 13, 2021

04:41 GMT

Shanghai