North America

Canada To Impose Retaliatory Tariffs On US$2.7 Billion In U.S. Aluminium Products

Canada To Impose Retaliatory Tariffs On US$2.7 Billion In U.S. Aluminium Products

Responding to a broadside from the Trump Administration to its aluminium industry, the Canadian government fired a return volley this weekend, announcing the levying of US$2.7 billion in retaliatory tariffs on aluminium products imported from it southern neighbor. On Friday, Canada’s Deputy...

Canada Aluminium Exports To United States Down By 30 Percent: AAC

Data released last week by the Aluminium Association of Canada showed a substantial drop in the sale of standard commodity ingot (P1020) aluminium from smelters in Canada to buyers in the United States from last month’s numbers. Per the association, exports to the States from the dominion in July are projected to be off by […]

ASI Certifies Aluminerie Alouette Plant For Sustainable Aluminium Production

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced yesterday the certification of Aluminerie Alouette’s operations in Sept-Îles, Quebec against its Performance Standard for responsible production of aluminium. ASI says the plant’s smelting, casthouse, and operational activities are covered by the certification. The plant has a nameplate capacity of 600 thousand metric tons per annum, making it the […]

Gränges And Alcoa Partner On Low-Carbon Aluminium Production

Yesterday Swedish rolled aluminium firm Gränges AB and American aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corp announced an agreement to partner on a collaboration aimed at reducing the aluminium value chain’s impact upon the climate. The agreement will have Gränges sourcing ECOLUM rolling slabs, which are part of Alcoa’s SUSTANA range of low-carbon products. The entire product line […]

Alcoa Weathers COVID-19 Storm In Second Quarter

Aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation released results for the second quarter on Wednesday, boasting both a better balance sheet and improved productivity despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In the just-ended quarter the firm posted a total revenue of US$2,148 million, besting the prior quarter’s total of US$2,381 million but down on the year from last year’s […]

Alcoa’s Preliminary Q2 Numbers Impacted By Coronavirus Woes

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation released preliminary results for the year’s second quarter on Wednesday, showing stability and productivity despite challenges presented by the ongoing global pandemic. Alcoa’s preliminary revenue for the second quarter totaled between US$2,100 million and US$2,175 million, down from the prior quarter’s total of US$2,381 million and off on the year […]