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February 2019 | Aluminium Weekly Market Tracker

Chinese FRP exports rose by 718kt in 2018: Asian and Middle Eastern Market Analysis - Flat Rolled Products

The fact that Chinese rollers managed to export an additional 718kt at a time when the US in particular was become hostile to this material, makes this hike even more impressive.

Chinese FRP exports flooded out in 2018...
Finally the Chinese government has provided a partial breakdown of its aluminium exports for 2018, detailed monthly data of which was haled following the March 2018 data release. These numbers confirm our understanding that FRP exports showed strong growth in the year, although admittedly the scale of the increase outpaced our expectations. The country exported 2.79m tonnes of FRPs up by 35% yoy. December exports alone, a month where trade can drop off somewhat due to reduced orders over the year end period, hit 250kt.

...despite slump in...


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