The city government of Linyi, Shandong province, required local secondary aluminium producers to suspend or cut production for about three weeks, starting from August 20, we learned.
This came after the provincial environmental inspection team settled into the city.
The Shandong government began a fresh round of environmental probes across the province last week. Inspectors settled in Binzhou city on Tuesday August 21 and they are expected to stay for about 20 days and leave on September 9.
We learned that secondary aluminum producers in other Shandong cities have not received similar requirements.
Separately, prices of ADC12 aluminium alloy exports to Japan stood at $1,870/mt fob as of Tuesday.