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May 2019 | Aluminium Weekly Market Tracker

Domestic Chinese aerospace plate gaining acceptance, but volumes still small: Asian and Middle Eastern Market Analysis - Flat Rolled Products

In the aftermath of the Boeing 737 chaos, China’s Comac (Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China) is pushing hard to lift production rates of its own aircraft.

Demand for aircraft in Asia-Pacific is driving recovery is the sector

Aleris reported an increase of 128% yoy in its Asian aerospace shipments during Q1. Overall numbers for material coming out of the company’s Chinese rolling mill are still small – Q1 019 volumes totalled 8.7kt, up from 6.4kt in Q1 2018. However, the shift away from commercial plate into aerospace plate, played a role in lifting EBITDA per tonne from $334/tonne in Q1 2018 to $991/tonne in Q1 2019....


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