Forecasts and market analysis based on price assessments from Fastmarkets MB and Fastmarkets AMM

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May 2019 | Aluminium Weekly Market Tracker

Aerospace volumes improve as OEM destocking ends: European Market Analysis - Flat Rolled Products

The threat of higher volumes of Chinese origin material in the European market is being further compounded by uncertainties in local FRP demand growth.

European conversion margins on sheet hold steady in past month

After modest conversion margin erosion at the start of Q2, firm seasonal strength of demand has prevented any further decline. As quoted by Fastmarkets MB, 1050 DC sheet in Germany is still being offered at an average rate of €590/tonne ($660-665/tonne). However, there are concerns of the rising presence of Chinese material in the region, and what impact this might have on margins in Q3 when demand typically wanes as the summer holiday period reduces manufacturing and construction activity....


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