Chinese alumina imports increase 119% y-o-y in August

China imported 263,032 tonnes of alumina in August, up 119% year on year from 120,000 tonnes in August 2019, according to Chinese customs data released on Thursday September 24.

This follows China’s alumina imports hitting a four-year high of 417,263 tonnes’ last month.

Alumina imports

August imports: 263,032 tonnes, up by 119% year on year, down by 40% month on month
January-August imports: 2,619,015 tonnes, up by 307% year on year