Biden Infrastructure Bill A Big Boon To Aluminium Industry: Norsk Hydro VP Mike Stier

Biden Infrastructure Bill A Big Boon To Aluminium Industry: Norsk Hydro VP Mike Stier

Earlier this month the United States Congress passed into law President Joe Biden’s US$1.2 trillion infrastructure package. The Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act (or the INVEST in America Act) will allocate US$550 billion...


Aluminium of Greece (AOG): is the Pechiney spirit still alive?

Between September 24-25, FastmarketsMB organized its annual aluminium conference in Athens. A day before the conference, in accordance with an old tradition, a one-day field trip for conference delegates was organized to the Aluminium of Greece (AoG) plant, some 180 km from Athens. The plant is nestled in a picturesque bay on the North coast […]

International Aluminium 2019 Conference – Key Takeaways

The FastmaketsMB aluminium conference is the sequel to the Metal Bulletin aluminium conferences, which have traditionally been one of oldest and biggest aluminium events in the world. This year, the conference was held in Athens between 23 and 25 September and was marketed as the largest aluminium event in Europe, with nearly 400 registered delegates. […]

Electric Vehicles (EVs): outlook for sales and aluminium demand

After last year’s electric vehicles (EVs) sales increase of 72% year/year, to 2.02 million, this year’s growth is expected to slow to around 3 million EVs sold, or around 50% increase y/y. But there’s an important caveat: the figure operates under the assumption that sales will recover in the second half of the year, as […]

Are Things Finally Looking Up For The Aluminium Market?

Base metals prices recovered sharply in the first half of September, after a seasonal slump in August, as investors and traders hope that easing trade tensions between U.S. and China might boost demand for metals in the remaining part of the year. However, analysts are mostly cautious, expecting a further slowdown of the global economy […]