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December 2019 | 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

UK automotive production declined by 4% in October
Automotive production in the UK has seen a sharp decline in recent months and the uncertainty around Brexit could make the situation even worse, and may eventually keep the country's annual automotive production below one million units – a level only half of the original planned production in 2020.

According to the recent data from The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in the UK, the country's car production declined by 4% in October. According to SMMT, a total of 134,752 units rolled off the production lines of the UK’s car manufacturing plants last month, meaning that the nation’s car production has now fallen in 16 of the last 17 months, with year-to-date performance down 14.4%. The SMMT cited that weak demand at home had triggered a 10.7% drop in production aimed at domestic sales while exports declined by...

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