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Aluminum April 28, 2015 03:22:50 AM

Impact of China Export Tax Cut on Aluminum Market

Paul Ploumis
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China will remove provisional export tax on aluminum bar and rod from May 1, 2015, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement today
Impact of China Export Tax Cut on Aluminum Market

BEIJING (SMM): China will remove provisional export tax on aluminum bar and rod from May 1, 2015, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement today.

The followings are collections of major institutions’ views on impact from this policy.

Standard Bank

Although just 15,000 tonnes of aluminum semis will benefit, the tax adjustment has jittered market, as reflected by the knee-jerk selloffs shortly after the news is announced. 

Sanford C. Bernstein

Market fear was overdone since producers outside China will continue to control output to offset impact from growing supply of Chinese aluminum semis. 

International Capital Corp.

The tax cut will reduce supply in China’s domestic market, but will push up global supply. 

Courtesy: www.metal.com