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Illegal capacity and pollution: two threats facing the Chinese aluminium industry

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In April 2017, the Chinese government issued a directive that emphasised regulating smelters in China.

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released three lists naming companies/assets that have approved capacity. These lists show that China had 30 Mtpa of qualified or 'legal' smelting capacity in 2016. The remaining 11 Mtpa is from unqualified assets, some of the assets are still operating.

China qualified vs. unqualified smelter capacity by region

China has already begun to cut down on this 'illegal' production. To find out when, where and by how much, capacity, fill in out the form on this page to and download our latest China aluminium report.

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