The price of aluminium was about US$2,700 a tonne on Friday, after touching a 13-year high of US$3,000 earlier this month. Photo: Reuters
The price of aluminium was about US$2,700 a tonne on Friday, after touching a 13-year high of US$3,000 earlier this month. Photo: Reuters

China’s aluminium supply shortage keeps prices near 13-year high with little sign of easing amid power cuts, emission targets

  • Production of power-intensive metals has been scaled back dramatically as nation strives to conserve electricity and reduce pollution
  • Beijing plans to peak carbon emissions by 2030, and analysts said it means more cutbacks are coming

Topic |   China’s power crisis
The price of aluminium was about US$2,700 a tonne on Friday, after touching a 13-year high of US$3,000 earlier this month. Photo: Reuters
The price of aluminium was about US$2,700 a tonne on Friday, after touching a 13-year high of US$3,000 earlier this month. Photo: Reuters
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