- A large, nearby source of dolomite.
- Abundance of low cost coal – largest reserves in China
- Access to low-cost ferrosilicon
- Access to skilled and low-cost labour, due to the Shanxi Province's dominance of magnesium production
- Significant infrastructure advantages in that electric power, mainline railway and national highways are adjacent to the plant.
- All approvals and permits in place to expand to 105,000tpa, making CMC the largest producer of magnesium in the World.