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May 2019 | Aluminium Weekly Market Tracker

Inventories are a concern: Americas Market Analysis - Extrusions

Economic growth numbers are certainly not yet indicative of any pending slowdown, with an advanced estimate of 3.2% GDP growth in Q1.

US extrusion shipments show clear pullback in March

Data published by the Aluminum Association indicates that North American shipments of extruded products fell by 5.5% year-on-year during March. Shipments during the year to date basis were off by a more modest 1.5% (to 1.367m lbs), after a 21-consecutive month period of growth came to an end in February. Of course it is not that unusual for a month of slower growth, or even negative growth, in shipments to emerge in the midst of a more...


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