Already lashed by heavy rains and flooding since Wednesday which have so far claimed 33 lives, Henan province in central China is bracing for more. The disruptions to manufacturing industries continue, Mysteel’s latest survey has found, with the local metallurgical community including steelmakers, raw materials suppliers and metal makers further halting their operations to avoid risks to safety.
Some steel mills in
Anyang city in Henan have halted their blast furnaces and sintering operations,
and when these might resume remains unclear, sources say.
Apart from steel mills,
two aluminum oxide plants in Zhengzhou have also halted work, with one being
forced into suspension due to shortages of bauxite amid the transportation
disruptions, and another