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Aluminium: 2012 Review and what to expect in 2013


Aluminium: 2012 Review and what to expect in 2013

Report summary

The LME aluminium price fell by 16% during 2012, as smelters continued to spew out metal despite a deterioration in the economic environment in Europe and a slowdown in the Chinese economy. From a fundamental point of view, the market remained in surplus with inventories increasing by another 1.2Mt in 2012 to an estimated 15Mt.

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  • 2012
  • Market balances and prices
  • 2012 –the year of tax-cuts, subsidies & infrastructure spending
    • Aluminium demand in China, niche market segments winners in 2012
  • Supply Analysis – Curtailments? What curtailments?
  • The industry escaped a squeeze of raw materials in 2012
  • Conclusions

In this report there are 10 tables or charts, including:

  • 2012
  • Market balances and prices
    • Global and China's aluminium balance, 2012-2013
    • LME stocks: warehouses in Vlissingen absorbed 60% of total net inflows in 2012
  • 2012 –the year of tax-cuts, subsidies & infrastructure spending
    • Primary aluminium consumption breakdown-2012
    • Primary aluminium consumption growth in 2012
  • Supply Analysis – Curtailments? What curtailments?
    • Voluntary smelter curtailments effective in 2012, kt/a
    • Involuntary smelter curtailments effective in 2012, kt/a
    • ROW aluminium output forecast 2013-2016, kt
  • The industry escaped a squeeze of raw materials in 2012
    • China monthly bauxite imports Jan 2010- Jan 2013
    • Alumina spot prices, Jan 2008-Feb 2013
    • Rest of World alumina balances, China imports and Spot prices, 2012-2013, (kt)
  • Conclusions
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