Investment in mainland aluminium smelters continued to rise last year, further increasing the production capacity despite low prices for the metal. Photo: Bloomberg Investment in mainland aluminium smelters continued to rise last year, further increasing the production capacity despite low prices for the metal. Photo: Bloomberg
Investment in mainland aluminium smelters continued to rise last year, further increasing the production capacity despite low prices for the metal. Photo: Bloomberg

Overcapacity plagues aluminium sector

Despite losses, smelters are ignoring Beijing's orders to shut inefficient plants amid pressure from local governments

Investment in mainland aluminium smelters continued to rise last year, further increasing the production capacity despite low prices for the metal. Photo: Bloomberg Investment in mainland aluminium smelters continued to rise last year, further increasing the production capacity despite low prices for the metal. Photo: Bloomberg
Investment in mainland aluminium smelters continued to rise last year, further increasing the production capacity despite low prices for the metal. Photo: Bloomberg
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