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March 2019 | Aluminium Weekly Market Tracker

Auto sector shrouded in uncertainty: European Market Analysis - Extrusions

The slowdown in production of profiles was very much H2 biased, and has been attributed to the drop off in demand from the auto sector.

German extrusion output off by 0.8% in 2018

According to the German Aluminium Association, the country produced 579kt of aluminium extrusions in 2018, a decline of 0.8% y-o-y. Production of profiles, which have accounted for slightly over 500ktpy of output in recent years, saw a decline of 1.7% during the past year. Rod and bar production increased by 10.3% to total 51.6kt, while production of tube fell by 4% to total...


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