(MB) Supply-side reforms in China’s aluminium industry have removed over 11 million tonnes of capacity, while simultaneously a negative export arbitrage and anti-dumping measures have squeezed the market in 2017. China’s aluminium output fell by 16.8% on an annual comparison in November, making it the fifth consecutive month of decline, according to data published by the country’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Although accumulated aluminium production in the first 11 months of this year increased by 1.7% year on year, the rate of growth has slowed down markedly.  Supply-side reform Aluminium supply-side reform started at the end of 2016, and involved many government departments, including the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), Development and Reform Commission (DRC) and provincial governments. Government-initiated reforms have halted a total of 11.56 million tonnes per year of aluminium capacity in China, including 5.37 million tpy of illegal capacity and 6.19 million tpy of non-compliant aluminium capacity,


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