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Dr. Yanchen Wang, based in our London office, is a Senior Consultant in our aluminium cost team. He joined CRU in June 2006, after obtaining his doctoral degree in Engineering from China.

He 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 single-client reports and cost analysis for other CRU products. He is also an expert in the technology of aluminium industry. He regularly attends aluminium market and technology conferences and gives presentations. Yanchen Wang 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.

Articles from our industry expert


China: Era of cost deflation is over for primary aluminium

Chinese aluminium business operating costs have been in decline since 2011. Indeed, we have seen average Chinese smelting costs decrease by 37.1% between 2011 and 2016, as...

By Yanchen Wang 15 November 2016