Automotive aluminium sheet: the road ahead Part 1

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Demand for aluminium automotive body sheet (ABS) has grown rapidly over the last 2 years. Ever stringent CO2 emission standards and targets in developed economies has triggered a wave of investment by vehicle manufacturers to meet near term emission targets, much of which has been focused on light weighting. In developing markets, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are also increasingly facing the challenges posed by every tighter environmental legislation. We explore the impact of this trend on demand for aluminium automotive sheet at a granular OEM level. The impact on ABS demand varies across regions with different CO2 emission regimes generating different impacts on aluminium sheet demand. Nevertheless, we expect significant uplift in ABS demand over the next five years with a risk that our base case number could well prove to be conservative.

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  • European emission regulations
  • North American emission regulations
  • Rate of CO2 reduction fastest in the US
  • US petrol prices (H1 2015 forecast)
  • JLR global demand for ABS
  • BMW global demand for ABS
  • UK production of cars consuming ABS
  • UK demand for ABS (excluding JLR)
  • VW/Audi global demand for ABS
  • Daimler global demand for ABS
  • French production of cars consuming ABS
  • France demand for ABS


  • Types of emission regulations in chosen countries
  • North American use of aluminium sheet in chosen models
  • European use of aluminium sheet in chosen models
  • Asian use of aluminium sheet in chosen models

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