Industry data: In September 2018, the monthly export volume of aluminum alloys in China was 37,193 tons, a year-on-year decrease of 17.6%; the cumulative export volume was 392,366 tons, a year-on-year decrease of 6.4%. In September, China's aluminum exports were 470,000 tons per month, up 45.7% year-on-year; the cumulative export volume was 3.86 million tons, up 20.6% year-on-year. In September, China's alumina export volume was 165,839 tons, a 34-fold increase over the same period of last year; the cumulative export volume was 539,060 tons, and the cumulative export volume increased 12 times compared with the same period of last year. The export volume of alumina increased sharply in September, mainly due to the suspension of production at the Hydro Alumina Plant. The shortage of international alumina, pushing up prices, and the surge in China's export alumina. According to the World Aluminum Network, Henan and other places have experienced the shortage of alumina production due to the tight supply of bauxite in some areas in August this year, and the production of peaks in the 2018-2019 heating season will be implemented from October 1. Further compressing alumina production. In September, China's waste aluminum imports were 100,000 tons, a decrease of 46.9% year-on-year; the cumulative import volume was 1.19 million tons, a year-on-year decrease of 25.2%. In September, China's alumina imports were 30,000 tons, down 87.4% year-on-year; the cumulative import volume was 410,000 tons, down 81.6% year-on-year.
(1) In September, the import volume of bauxite was 7.428 million tons, a decrease of 5.9% from the previous month and an increase of 13.5% from the same period of last year. The cumulative import volume from January to September 2018 was 64.902 million tons, an increase of 26.6%.
(2) According to customs data, the export volume of alumina in September was 166,000 tons, the import volume was 30,000 tons, and the net export volume was 136,000 tons. The export volume in January-September 2018 was 539,000 tons, and the net export volume was 134,000. Ton.
(3) In October 2018, Henan Linfeng Aluminum & Electric Co., Ltd. completed the shutdown of electrolytic aluminum with an annual production capacity of 200,000 tons, and the overall production capacity will be transferred to Sichuan.