China’s primary aluminium production in April stood at 3.35mn mt, up by 12.4pc from a year ago. In the first four months of the year, production stood at 13.02mn mt, up by 9.6pc from the prior-year period. Output in April was also up from 3.29mn mt in March.
Domestic consumption of primary aluminium was 3.39mn mt, down by 2.8pc in April 2021 from the prior-year month. The output of 10 non-ferrous metals in April was at 5.48mn mt, an increase of 11.6pc from April 2020.
Overall output in China rose despite curbs in Inner Mongolia. Production of electrolytic aluminium in Inner Mongolia, China, dropped by 314,000mt following emission and electricity usage curbs since February this year, as reported by Davis Index earlier.