Alumina Mining News

Seven killed in China plant explosion; second deadly blast this month

Sunday's blast involved a container of scrap metal that exploded in the outdoor yard of a metal-molding plant.

Jamaica's mining revival turns red earth to gold for hedge funds

Investors are benefiting from a panicked realization across the aluminum industry that the supply chain is fragile.

Norsk Hydro, Brazil prosecutor agree steps that could lead to Alunorte's full restart

The refinery, the world's biggest, has been operating at half capacity since early 2018, when Hydro admitted it had made unlicensed emissions of untreated water.

LME launches seven new contracts to try to boost volumes, profit

The steel and alumina contracts have the best chance of succeeding, according to analysts, traders and other industry sources.

Norsk Hydro's Q4 hit by restricted Brazil output, shares hit 2-year low

"A prolonged embargo will have negative impact on earnings, cash flow and sentiment."

China's Xinfa cuts alumina output amid bauxite squeeze

Production has been reduced by 500,000 tonnes on an annual basis, said the Xinfa official, who put the plant's total capacity at 3 million tonnes per year.

Australia plans deal with US on 'critical minerals', hopes to boost its exports

This will mean Geoscience Australia and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) will work closely on exploration, extraction, processing and research and development.

China aluminium smelter Xinfa granted winter cut exemption – documents

Xinfa Group won't have to cut metal production in its home city of Liaocheng this winter and will only have to reduce alumina output by 10% for two months.

Brazil lawmakers slam Norsk Hydro, regulators for Alunorte leak

A congressional commission assembled to look into the incident blamed both the company and regulators, and called for civil and criminal investigations to continue.

China's booming alumina exports held steady in October – Chalco president

China this year has been exporting unusually high volumes of alumina, a substance used to make aluminium.

China slashes Sept U.S. scrap copper imports; sends alumina to Iceland, India

From January to September, scrap copper shipments from the United States fell 13.8 percent.

China's alumina exports in September surged to their highest level this year

Figure is fivefold increase from August, up 3,400% y/y

HKEX's mainland China commodity trade platform launches

The first spot transaction sees 3,000 tonnes of alumina change hands at $437.23 a tonne.

Norsk Hydro to resume Brazil's Alunorte output at half capacity

Norsk Hydro said on Tuesday it has won permits from Brazilian authorities to restart operations at half capacity at its Alunorte alumina refinery.

LME launches new contracts with steel, alumina best placed to succeed

The new products range from hot rolled coil (HRC) steel to alumina, the raw material for aluminium, as well as cobalt, which is key for EV batteries.

Global trader Concord takes minority stake in Noranda alumina parent

The stake comes as New Day Aluminium Holdings LLC completes a $110 million refinancing and as it readies two major expansion projects in Louisiana.

Union says reached wage deal with Alcoa Australia, will end strike

The strike added to recent supply pressure on bauxite and alumina, key raw materials for aluminium production.

Bosnia's Aluminij calls for government help to ensure survival

Aluminij Mostar, Bosnia's sole aluminium smelter, is at risk from high alumina and electricity prices and only urgent government intervention can help it stay on line.

Aluminium pricing tensions mount as alumina surges again

What has historically been a highly efficient part of the aluminium production chain is experiencing an unprecedented degree of turmoil this year.

Norsk Hydro working to convince Brazil to resume full output at Alunorte refinery

Hydro was ordered to slash output by half at Alunorte after the company admitted to making unlicensed emissions of untreated water during severe rains.

Western Australia union says it sees Alcoa alumina output hit by strike

A vote by the striking workers on whether to accept a new workplace agreement is due to close on Thursday, with the union anticipating a strong "no" vote.

More northeast China cities cancel alumina projects amid public backlash

China alumina, aluminium output set for repeat curbs this winter.

A turbulent year for alumina market could get still worse

Alumina is having a turbulent year.

China's alumina restarts hindered by bauxite shortage – Antaike

Alumina refineries and aluminium smelters in parts of China cut production by 30% during November to March as part of a campaign against air pollution.

Buy precious, sell base (metals)…..

Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger explains why he believes base metals are overbought and precious metals, especially silver, are set to appreciate.