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February 2018 | Aluminium Weekly Market Tracker

Primary and Secondary Fundamental Analysis

Analysis of consumption and production of primary aluminium, and an analysis of the market drivers of secondary aluminium and aluminium.

Demand Analysis

US aluminium consumers cautiously viewing DoC’s recommendations
US primary aluminium producers may be feeling more positive about the outlook for their part to play in the aluminium industry over the next few years following the US Department of Commerce’s recommendation for hefty tariffs on the country’s aluminium imports, but further downstream is a different story.

It will take several years for the US sector to be able to return its idled smelters to operation

In MBR’s opinion it would take the US aluminium industry several years to get back on its feet, even with the help of the proposed import tariffs, and ready to more fully supply domestic needs from internal sources. Even then without the input of Canadian origin aluminium, this would be near impossible. But when it comes to semi-fabricated products, will domestic rolling mills and extruders even be interested...


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