(1) Bahrain Aluminium said that with the full operation of the Askar smelter No. 6 production line, it is expected that the company's aluminum production in 2019 will increase by 35% to 1.35 million tons. At the end of last month, the company's CEO Tim Murray said that the smelter line 6 has been electrified on December 13, 2018. 20% of the production line will be sold in the spot market. After Line 6 is put into use, the smelter capacity will increase by 540,000 tons to 1.5 million tons per year, making it the world's largest single aluminum smelter.
(2) The 2019 PV New Deal is still controversial. It is expected to be released by the end of March at the latest;\
(3) Southside 32 electrolytic aluminum plant Hillside or layoffs 500 positions, accounting for 38% of the total number of existing jobs. The electrolytic aluminum plant has a total annual production capacity of 720,000 tons and a production capacity of 180,000 tons in the fourth quarter of 2018.