12th Rare Earth Summit

May 27-28, 2021
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

11th Aluminum Raw Materials Summit

May 20-21, 2021
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

9th Magnesium Summit

April 15-16, 2021
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

13th World InBiGeGa Forum

March 25-26, 2021
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

7th World Antimony Forum

June 13-14, 2019
Changsha, Hunan, China

7th Refractory & Abrasive Materials Summit 2019

May 23-24, 2019
Qingdao, Shandong, China

10th Aluminum Raw Materials Summit

May 16-17, 2019
Zhengzhou, Henan, China

11th Rare Earth Summit

May 9-10, 2019
Qingdao, Shandong, China

8th Magnesium Summit

April 11-12, 2019
Zhuhai, Guangdong, China

12th World InBiGeGa Forum

March 14-15, 2019
Zhuhai, Guangdong, China

6th World Manganese & Selenium Forum

May 21-22, 2018
Hainan Sanya, China
Business Visits

Asian Metal visits Shandong Chiping Xinfa Huayu Alumina and Jinan Haichuan Carbon

On January 23, 2015, Mr. Friday Gao, senior analyst of Asian Metal visited Shandong Chiping Xinfa Huayu Alumina Co., Ltd. and Jinan Haichuan Carbon Co., Ltd.
On the morning of January 23, Mr. Gao visited Chiping Xinfa and talked about alumina and bauxite markets with Mr. Chen Lizhi, general manager of the company, Mr. Liu Jilin and Mr. Cui Gang, vice general managers of the company.
According to Mr. Cui, they now consume around 1 million tonnes of bauxite per month and began buying bauxite Al 42-43% Si 4% from Malaysia with the volume at around 400,000t per month. They also import around 300,000-400,000t of bauxite from Australia each month.
Mr. Chen said that in Shandong province, their alumina refinery is running at the output of around 4 million tonnes per year. They deliver all the alumina product to Xinjiang for their aluminum ingot production.
In the afternoon, Mr. Gao visited Haichuan Carbon and talked about carbon anode market with Mr. Chen Jianyu, deputy manager of Domestic Trading Department. Because of the declining aluminum ingot price, the carbon anode price dropped by around RMB400/t (USD65/t) to RMB2,700-2,800/t (USD435-452/t) in the past half year, Mr. Chen noted.
According to Mr. Chen, there are around 8 carbon anode producers with the total annual capacity at around 2.1 million tonnes in Pingyin. “We focus on Chinese domestic market,” said the source, noting the plant is running at the output of 220,000tpy based on the capacity of 230,000tpy.
Asian Metal
From left: Mr. Gao from Asian Metal; Mr. Chen Jianyu from Haichuan Carbon