China Ramps Up Aluminum Output as 20% Rally Allows Restarts

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  • As much as half of country's capacity is profitable, Wen says
  • Smelters that can get positive cash flow encouraged to restart

A worker moves the aluminum pipes at the Qinghai Guoxin Aluminium workshop in Qinghai Province.

Photographer: Feng Li/Getty Images

Aluminum smelters in China, which supply more than half the world’s metal, are restarting idled plants after a price rally, according to the industry group that brokered an agreement in December to curb capacity.

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