China’s Secondary Aluminum Demand to Boost

China's infrastructure investment has grew 20% year-on-year to 12.67 trillion yuan for the first 11 months of this year, according to the latest data from the National Bureau of Statistics. The increased infrastructure investment...

China Issues Tariff Modification Plan for 2018

China will start imposing modified duties on a list of import and export items from next year, the country's Ministry of Finance said last Friday. According to an online statement from the ministry’s official website,...

China’s Lithium Giant to Buy $4.1 Billion Stake in Chile’s SQM

China’s lithium battery giant Tianqi Lithium Corp said on Thursday (May 17) that it will buy a 24 percent stake of Chile lithium producer SQM, the world’s second-largest lithium producer, for about 4.1 billion...

Coal India Lowers the Power Generation Cost in the Challenges

Under the tremendous production pressure, Coal India foresees fierce competition raises from private sector in the near future. Gopal Singh, chairman of Coal India said to employees:” There would be more challenges ahead. In...

Australia’s 2018/19 Wheat Production Forecast Lowered

Australia has lowered its wheat production forecast over the 2018-19 season, according to the latest crop forecast report, which was released on June 13, from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and...

2018 World Steel Price Growth is Flat

Iron and steel industry is significant for national economy, which is a symbol of a country’s economy level and comprehensive strength. Annual reports observed that global steel and iron market’s annual revenue growth is flat....

China Coal Imports Expected to Rise through Winter

Since the winter heating season came this year, China has been suffering an unexpected natural gas shortage, especially in its northern area. For the government's effort to shift from coal to gas as an...

Silver Price May Bounce Back in 2018

Silver is in a trendless state ever since it peaked over $20 per ounce in 2016. In 2017, silver had average performance with prices swinging between approximately $15.50 and $18.50 per ounce, mainly due...

Coal India May Miss Annual Output Goal for FY 18

Coal India Limited (CIL), the largest coal miner in India, produced 54.63 million tonnes of coal in December 2017, falling short of a predetermined target of 58.89 million tonnes, the company said in a...

Exporting Copper to China: Looking Back and What’s Ahead

I sometimes get contacted by exporters who want to export metals into China, oftentimes steel or copper. Exporting copper to China has been a lucrative business for foreigners who want to take on the Chinese...

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The European Union(EU) and Japan signed an agreement on tariff reduction on Tuesday. According to the deal, 99 percent of the tariffs on Japanese...