China April aluminium output hits record high as power curbs lifted


High costs: Employees work with aluminium ingots at a factory in Huaibei, China. Prices are soaring for raw materials that go into everyday household goods like aluminium. — AFP

BEIJING: China's aluminium production in April hit a record high, official data showed on Monday, after curbs on power production eased, allowing smelters to expand operations.

Primary aluminium output in the world's top producer and consumer of the metal stood at 3.36 million tonnes, up 0.3% on the same month a year ago, which had been a monthly high, National Bureau of Statistics data showed.

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