2M tons of aluminum output restarts in China

May 14, 2009 | 10:19 AM |

As much as 2 million tonnes of annual primary aluminum capacity has been restarted in recent months in China, a Cofco Futures Brokerage Co. executive estimated.

"According to our investigation, a lot of smelters have restarted idle capacity in recent months (totaling) 1.6 million to 2 million tonnes per year," Yang Yinghui, vice manager of Cofco's industrial commodity department, said at the 2009 China Aluminium Industry Chain Summit in Beijing.....

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