In September 2017, Chinese alumina imports exceeded exports
According to the latest import and export data of China Customs administration, the total import of alumina in China was 275385 tons in September 2017, an increase of 93% compared with the same period last year. In January and September this year, China's alumina imports amounted to 2 million 230 thousand tons, an increase of 2.96% compared with the same period last year.
In September this year, Australia's alumina exports amounted to 130447 tons; in January and September exports amounted to 1 million tons, a decrease of 24.71% compared with the same period last year.
In addition to Australia, the main sources of China's alumina imports include Indonesia, Vietnam, France, India, Japan and germany.
In September 2017, China's exports amounted to 4676 tons, a decrease of 83% compared with the same period last year; alumina exports in the first 9 months were 42219 tons, down 48% compared with the same period last year.
Alumina Japan imports 3079 tons in September; imports in January 2017 -9 month to 9851 tons.
The main import countries of China's alumina export are the United States, South Korea, Russia, China, Taiwan, Australia and korea.