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Trump And Trudeau Discuss Section 232 Aluminium And Steel Tariffs, But To No Avail

Trump And Trudeau Discuss Section 232 Aluminium And Steel Tariffs, But To No Avail

Though the United States and Canadian heads of government spoke on the subject of relief for Section 232 aluminium and steel tariffs last week, inside sources say the conversation was not fruitful. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office said on Friday that the...

Events

Kaiser Aluminum Shipments Rise To Record 159 Million Pounds In Q4

Southern California aluminium firm Kaiser Aluminum reported fourth quarter and full year results last week, besting quarterly EPS estimates for the third time in four quarters. In the fourth quarter Kaiser shipped 159 million pounds of product, identical with the prior quarter and better by six million pounds on the year. Net sales for the […]

Century Posts 19 Percent Jump In Net Sales During FY 2018

American aluminium smelter Century Aluminum released results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2018 on Thursday. Though shipments and sales rose in both periods, elevated alumina prices weighed down financial numbers for both the quarter and the year. The fourth quarter saw Century ship 199,466 metric tons of product, up from the prior […]

Arconic Announces US$100 Million Expansion At Knoxville Plant

American value-added aluminium firm Arconic Inc. announced yesterday a significant upgrade of the hot-mill facilities at its plant on the outskirts of Knoxville, Tennessee. Per the firm, the US$100-million investment at the plant in the town of Alcoa will update the hot mill equipment on site and add in new downstream equipment intended for use […]

Increased Sales Volumes Help Boost Arconic’s Financials In 2018’s Final Quarter

American value-added aluminium firm Arconic released results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2018 last week, showing improvements across the board thanks in large part to increased sales volumes in both periods. For the year’s final quarter, Arconic posted revenue of US$3.5 billion, a 6-percent improvement on the year. Net income figured at […]