China secondary aluminium production may feel global economic pinch in 2012

May 27, 2012 | 11:00 PM |

China's secondary aluminium output could fall this year because of a slowdown in the global economy and "lack of confidence" among buyers, a senior executive from one of the country's biggest producers told Metal Bulletin. "This year is a bit special, and will probably end up with a year-on-year decline after year-on-year growth [in output] of more than 10% in the last few years,’’ Chen Ching Chih, general manager of Ye Chiu Metal Recycling, said. Figures for China's secondary aluminium production vary widely from source to source, but Ye Chiu puts the volume....

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