Want FREE Templates on Strategy & Transformation? Download our FREE compilation of 50+ slides. This is an exclusive promotion being run on LinkedIn.

  Please register (it's free!) or login to view the remaining preview.
If you are logged in, your referral link [?] is automatically included below.
EMBED CODE (Copy and Paste)


The paucity and opacity of data on China disseminated into the public domain perpetuate a longstanding asymmetry of information that no doubt works to the detriment of the Western World aluminium industry in its commercial dealings with China. This study seeks to contribute to stripping away the veil of opacity and to rank China in the global aluminium production system. This is attempted by evaluating China's rank from the demand side as well as from the supply side, using a set of generally accepted industry benchmarks. While previous studies appear to accord insufficient prominence to aluminium scrap recycling, this study treats it as an industry fundamental in its own right. Three key drivers of industry competition are accentuated, notably reserves/access to reserves, technological progressiveness and energy generation. These in turn have elicited a set of strategic responses and it is on this basis that China is assessed and ranked. The study finds that China?s reserves are comparatively thin but that in spite of this the country has carved out commanding positions within the global alumina and primary aluminium production systems. It is, however, a relative minnow in the global scrap recycling system. Importantly, the study also finds that despite its apparent dominant position in alumina and primary aluminium, China lags other leading competitors in technological progressiveness and responsiveness to the industry imperative of orchestrating a coherent and extensive raw materials sourcing strategy. Finally, by harnessing the Yangtze, China is poised to expand its already considerable energy generation capacity.

Got a question about the product? Email us at [email protected] or ask the author directly by using the form to the right. If you cannot view the preview above this document description, go here to view the large preview instead.

Source: Aluminum Industry in China (Market Report 2003) PDF document


Aluminum Industry in China (Market Report 2003)

Sold by Philip S. Baker (this author has 8 documents)


Add to Cart

This business document is categorized under the function(s):

It applies to Mining & Metals

File Type: PDF (pdf)

File Size: 252.1 KB

Number of Pages: 26

Purchase includes lifetime product updates. After your purchase, you will receive an email to download this document.

Initial upload date (first version): Dec 18, 2014

Ask the Author a Question

Must be logged in Click here to log in



Since 2012, we have provided best practices to over 5,000 businesses and organizations of all sizes across the world—in over 130 countries. Below is just a very small sample of our customer base.

Did you know?
The average daily rate of a McKinsey consultant is $6,625 (not including expenses). The average price of a Flevy document is $65.


5-page Word document and supporting Word
144-slide PowerPoint deck
Author: LearnPPT
103-slide PowerPoint deck
51-slide PowerPoint deck
41-slide PowerPoint deck
Author: LearnPPT
137-slide PowerPoint deck and supporting Excel workbook
32-slide PowerPoint deck and supporting Excel workbook
Author: LearnPPT
25-slide PowerPoint deck
Author: LearnPPT
1-page PDF document



Become your organization's resident expert on...

Digital Transformation
Post-merger Integration (PMI)
Strategy Development
Organizational Design (OD)
Performance Management
Business Transformation
Organizational Culture (OC)
Customer-centric Design (CCD)
Interested in something else? Browse our 500+ Business Toolkits of best practices, each focused on a specific management topic.