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China Aluminum Output at Record in January on Capacity Additions

Aluminum production in China, the biggest producer and user, climbed to a record in January on capacity additions, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed today.

Production was 1.78 million metric tons in January, according to Bloomberg calculations based on the data. The figure exceeded the previous record of 1.75 million tons in August, said Zhang Chenguang, an analyst at SMM Information & Technology Co. The bureau doesn’t release January output data alone and may revise previous data without disclosure.