US steps up crackdown on Chinese exports of flat-rolled aluminium products

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On 28 November, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) announced its preliminary decision to impose anti-dumping duties on aluminium common alloy sheet imports from China. The proposed 56.54% to 59.72% level of duties on aluminium sheet will effectively make all imports from China uncompetitive. This investigation is separate to the one against imports of aluminium foil which the DOC upheld a preliminary decision to impose duties in late October. We estimate that the ban on Chinese imports of sheet and foil will translate into 600 ktpa of additional demand from ROW smelters, which is equivalent to 2.2% of expected 2017 primary production outside China on the all-primary basis.

Table of contents

  • The make-up of the US flat-rolled products market
    • Chinese FRP exporters to the US are stuck between a rock and a hard place
    • Lower exports of Chinese semis into the World ex-China might not be all that bad for China

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This report includes 4 images and tables including:

  • Chinese exports of PSS by major country
  • Continues vs direct chill casting technology
  • Breakdown of PSS production in North America by product group
  • US imports of aluminium PSS from China by product group

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