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March 2019 | Aluminium Weekly Market Tracker


Many buyers have few options but to still source from China: Americas Market Analysis - Flat Rolled Products


During 2018 the US imported 1.16m tonnes of FRPs (as detailed in HS code 7607), which was a modest increase on the 1.14m tonnes imported in 2017.

Expansions underway
The US FRP market has had a turbulent 12 months, but the shakeup prompted by the introduction of large AD/CV tariffs on Chinese origin common alloy sheet imports, and compounded by the Section 232 10% import on imports from other regions, is leading to new investments. Below we provide a round-up of non-auto sheet investments of note.

   

Granges: In reality announced prior to the early 2018 market developments, in September 2017, Granges announced a $110m expansion at its Huntingdon, TN, plant....

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