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February 2019 | Aluminium Weekly Market Tracker


China releases trade data for 2018 following 9-month hiatus: Asian and Middle Eastern Market Analysis - Extrusions


The top-five destinations in 2017 - Vietnam, Australia, Philippines, the UK and South Africa – accounted for just 28% of all exports.

China releases trade data for 2018 following 9-month hiatus

As we have stated in previous reports, the Chinese government halted it detailed reporting of aluminium trade data following the release of numbers for March 2018. Unexpectedly however, data for full year 2018 has recently been released, albeit not with the same degree of detail as was previously included. We note that extrusions exports were significantly higher than we had been estimating, with a total 967kt of rod, bar and section exported, an increase of 16.2% yoy....

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