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Impact of China’s pollution controls on aluminium

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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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  • 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
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