May 2012 | Aluminium Weekly Market Tracker
Primary and Secondary Fundamental Analysis
Analysis of consumption and production of primary aluminium, and an analysis of the market drivers of secondary aluminium and aluminium scrap.
Early 2012 economic conditions have taken their toll on aluminium demand, and while we continue to anticipate growth this year it will be sub-trend. Coming off the back of two years of particularly strong growth 17.1% in 2010; 9.2% in 2011 producers and traders alike will really feel like the bottom has fallen out of the market in some regions, but there are many instances where this is not the case.
Heat-treat products to provide strong growth this year
Take heat treat products as an example, particularly those of aerospace grade, delivery times are still moving out and there is very little mill time available for these products left for the remainder of 2012. Within this sector which has only a small number of players several companies are looking to expand capacity even against uncertain macroeconomic. While these products account for a small...
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