Aluminum

EUROPE ALUMINUM ALLOY: Availability remains tight, prices inch up

  Platts – Availability of aluminum alloy in the European physical market has stayed tight as demand from consumers — primarily those producing parts for the automotive industry — for April, May and June delivery remains strong. Consumption levels have risen, not just in Germany, but also in markets such ...

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JAA: Japan aluminium product demand seen rising 1.8 pct in 15/16

  Reuters – Japan’s aluminium product demand, including for exports, is expected to grow 1.8 percent in the financial year starting April 1, backed by rising demand for cans for coffee beverages and a rebound in construction market, an industry body said. “Japanese economy is improving thanks to ‘Abenomics’ while ...

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UAE: steel, aluminium as two of 13 industrial sectors for economic growth

KhaleejTimes – The Abu Dhabi industrial strategy will focus on 13 industries in 2015 to boost economic growth, a report said. Top on the agenda would be high growth sectors of renewable energy, gas, semi-conductors, construction material and petrochemicals. Aviation, transport equipment, iron and steel, aluminium, plastics and food would ...

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North America: Primary Aluminium production declined in February 2015

  ِArabMetal – North America produced 348,039 tons of primary Aluminum in February 2015, down by – 3.64% compared to the production of 361,204 tons in February 2014. The majority of the decline due to lower production of the United States, in February 2015 to 129,626 tons, a decline by – ...

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10.1 % rise in world’s primary Aluminum production in February 2015

  ArabMetal – International Aluminium Institute (IAI) announced that the total world production of primary Aluminum up to 4.504 million tons February 2014, an increase of 10.1% compared to the production of 4.091 million tons for the same period of last year. According to production figures announced by the Institute, «Arab ...

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Turkish imports of primary aluminum rise from Arab countries

  ArabMetal –  According to «Arab metals» database, Turkish primary aluminum imports from Arab countries rose for the fifth consecutive year, increased by 14.88%. The rate of increase in imports from Qatar 6.92%, UAE 47.54%, Bahrain 6.96% Omani exports fell by – 47.67%, and Saudi Arabia became a key partner ...

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Alcoa to curtail 443 000 t of Suriname refining capacity

MiningWeekly – US-based aluminium and lightweight alloys producer Alcoa plans to curtail 443 000 t of alumina refining capacity at its Suralco plant, in Suriname. The NYSE-listed company, which earlier this month said that a review of its operations to cut costs could impact 14% of its global smelting capacity ...

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Aleris may expand capacity in Europe for aluminum sheet for autos

Reuters – Aleris Corp may expand its capacity for production of aluminum sheet for automobiles in Europe when the economy there recovers, its top executive said, as demand for lightweight materials continues to grow. The company has the "capability" to add a second continuous annealing line at its rolling mill ...

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Rusal raises China aluminium exports with Australian government

Reuters – Top global aluminium producer Rusal said it has raised China's swelling aluminium exports with the Australian government, and wants the issue tabled at the next meeting of the world's top customs body. John Hannagan, chairman of Rusal Australia, and a director of the Australian Aluminium Council, said he ...

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China: aluminum production rises and exports jump

Bloomberg – China’s aluminum product output rose to a record, adding further pressure on global prices as the world’s largest supplier continued to raise production. The country’s aluminum product output in the first two months of the year rose almost 21 percent from the same period last year to 6.9 ...

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