Paul Adkins

Founder & Managing Director

AZ China Ltd


Paul Adkins is founder and Managing Director of AZ China Ltd, a leading China-based consultancy on China’s primary aluminium industry.

AZ China provides strategic consulting on the China primary aluminium and raw materials markets.   AZ China publishes multi-client reports on a weekly and monthly basis, as well as regular client briefing notes.   We conduct competitive analyses, gather market intelligence, perform pre-feasibility studies and other high level consulting.

Our clients include most of the major aluminium companies, raw materials suppliers, trading companies, and commodity analysts.

Our blog, the Black China Blog ( is widely read, with readership from more than 90 countries around the world.

Paul has more than 30 years experience, including almost 14 years with Alcoa, 5 years with the former Alcan (now part of Rio Tinto) and 4 years with Tomago Aluminium in Australia.   Paul holds an MBA from Newcastle University GSM.


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