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February 2019 | Aluminium Weekly Market Tracker

Billet costs falling as US sanctions on Rusal are lifted: European Market Analysis - Extrusions

Hydro Aluminium still expects to see a ~2% increase in European extrusions demand this year, slightly lower that the ~2.5% anticipated in the USA

Rising presence of Chinese material a growing concern
As discussed in our Asian section this month, there has been an important increase in the amount of Chinese material arriving in the European markets over recent months. Elevated billet costs, largely due to Rusal sanctions, created something of a perfect storm and with it left the door open for the arrival of more Chinese material.

2% demand increase expected in Europe in 2019...

Hydro Aluminium still expects to see a ~2% increase in European...


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