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March 2019 | Aluminium Weekly Market Tracker

Market conditions getting tougher in the domestic sector: Asian and Middle Eastern Market Analysis - Extrusions

Local reports indicate that billet stockpiles in the country are building, which could be an indication that end use demand from extruders is slipping as these companies face more challenging demand conditions both domestically and in export markets.

Chinese extrusion exports up by 48% yoy in January

Another flood of aluminium extrusions flowed out of China in January, with the 117kt exported during the month representing an increase of 48%. It is not that unusual to see a January surge out of China, depending on the timing of the country’s New Year holidays, and how much material is preloaded ahead of the widespread shutdown. But this year’s...


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