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13 March 2017

Impact of China’s pollution controls on aluminium

Report summary

On February 20th the Chinese government approved a directive that orders the temporary (seasonal) closure of several industrial assets around Tianjin, Beijing and 26 other cities in China. The directive, will be enforced each year from mid-November to mid-March and includes, among other industries, alumina refineries, aluminium smelters, power plants and anode plants. The affected alumina refineries and aluminium smelters will be forced to close 30% of capacity during what is known as the ‘winter heating season'.

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    • All provinces and cities affected by the new environmental directive

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  • 3Mt of refinery closure in China would be the maximum impact in 2018
  • 1.2Mt of smelter closure in China would be the maximum impact in 2018
  • Air quality and aluminium assets in Shandong
  • Impact of China’s pollution controls on aluminium: Table 1

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