Yanchen is directly responsible for the development and improvement of CRU's Primary Aluminium Smelting Cost Service, the Alumina Refining Cost Model Service, the Bauxite Mining Cost Service and Aluminium Smelter Power Tariffs. He also contributes to customer reports and cost analysis for other CRU products.
Yanchen is also an expert on aluminium industry technology. He regularly attends aluminium market and technology conferences and gives presentations. Yanchen has visited more than 50 bauxite mines, alumina refineries and aluminium smelters around the world, in China, Australia, Europe, Malaysia, the Middle East and the USA.
According to our analysis, Aluminium smelting costs sharply reversed their five-year decline in 2017, as the world average site cost rose by 20%.