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February 2019 | Aluminium Weekly Market Tracker

Growth will temper in 2019, but remain positive: Americas Market Analysis - Extrusions

We are not expecting to see a repeat performance in 2019; back to back years of double digit growth have not been recorded at least as far back as our records go to the mid-1980s.

US extrusion shipments at highest levels in over a decade
Aluminum Association’s year end 2018 numbers confirm stellar year for US extrusion sector

Shipments of pipe and tube hit 126kt in 2018, up 11.4% y-o-y. Highest annual level since 2007. Shipments of rod and bar reached 242kt, up by 8.9% y-o-y. Highest annual level on record. Shipments of extruded shapes totalled 1.218m tonnes, up by 12.5%. Highest year on record since 2007. Roll back 2-3 years and the US extrusion sector was in a sorry state. With demand from the key construction sector failing to recoup...


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