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Floating on Air – China’s Millions that Prop Up Unprofitable Capacity

Floating on Air – China’s Millions that Prop Up Unprofitable Capacity

We have reported a slow but steady rebound of the global aluminium market over the past several weeks and months. The market is beginning to reawaken from the dismal depths to which it sunk last summer, when nearly all capacity outside of...

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Global FRP and extrusion aluminium outlook

Global demand for flat rolled and extruded aluminium products is expected to rise by 5-6% CAGR between 2016 and 2020, mostly due to increased demand from the transportation sector. This is the general expectation held by the major aluminium fabricators based on latest research and forecasts. During the same period, demand from construction will remain […]

Aluminium Use in Automobiles to Increase Significantly

Automobile producers are under pressure to satisfy regulatory requirements aimed at 2017 and beyond, where the concern for greenhouse gas emissions has caused fleet-wide Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) targets to double from 2012 to 2025. In light of this, vehicle lightweighting is set to play a critical role in meeting these requirements, resulting in […]

Aluminium Wrap – 21st CRU World Aluminium Conference 2016

The 21st CRU World Aluminium Conference 2016 took place between May 9-11 in Shanghai, China. As the setting was the Middle Kingdom, many of the speakers’ presentations were oriented to the subject. What follows are a few highlights of presentations delivered at the conference by two of CRU’s experts. CRU’s Michael Insulán delivered a presentation on […]

Mixed fortunes for U.S. industry – facing challenges on a broader front

The primary aluminium sector in the USA has been decimated over the past 10 years, with a succession of smelter closures and heavy job losses. Looking for the root causes, accusing fingers have pointed towards China and its unfair industry trading position supported by its national government’s policies. The debate continues – spearheaded by the […]