World Aluminum Raw Materials Summit 2014

May 28-30, 2014 Yantai, China

Asian Bauxite and Nickel Ore Investment & Trading Summit 2013

September 23-25, 2013 Bali, Indonesia

World Aluminum Raw Materials Summit 2013

May 15-17, 2013 Xining, China

World Aluminum Raw Materials Summit 2012

May 9-11, 2012 Taiyuan, China

World Aluminum Raw Materials Summit 2011

May 18-20, 2011 Luoyang, China

World Alumina Forum 2010

May 13-14, 2010 Qingdao, China
Chinese economic growth slows; industry oversupply presents challenges
China lowered its annual GDP growth target, prioritizing “quality” over “speed”. The Chinese government made clear the decisive role of “market” in resources allocation. Given the oversupply in the industry, Chinese aluminum smelting plants face challenges.
China continues to search for new bauxite resources and Malaysia becomes new choice
Indonesia’s bauxite export ban remains in force and imported bauxite stocks in China continue to decline. Despite the ramping up of the Malaysian bauxite supply, it is incapable of meeting the enormous demand from China. The important task of searching for new bauxite resources still lies ahead for China.
Chinese demand for imported alumina declines due to lower Chinese origin alumina prices
In Q1 2015, Chinese alumina prices kept going down, while imported alumina suppliers raised offers. Chinese consumers preferred to Chinese origin alumina at lower prices. The demand for imported alumina becomes weak.
Oversupply of Chinese aluminum fluoride spells fierce competition for export market
Chinese aluminum fluoride supply continues to increase, weighing heavily on the market, and producers are suffering losses. Increasingly producers and traders are focusing on the export market, resulting in fierce competition.
Chinese carbon anode market troubled by rising costs amid sluggish aluminum market
Rising petroleum coke prices are pushing up the production costs of carbon anode plants in China. However, with aluminum smelters continually lowering their carbon anode purchasing prices, carbon anode producers are only able to generate meager profits.