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Beethika BiswasBeethika Biswas  beethika@alcircle.comBeethika is a vivacious content & media professional with 9+ years of experience in Web Content Writing, Newsletter & blog Management, Media Communication and Teaching. She is responsible for content strategy & development and media/marketing communication for AlCircle. Other than blogs and news, her forte lies in covering interviews of the who’s who of the aluminium industry.

Secondary aluminium recovery in the U.S. up in Q1 2017

According to the latest aluminium recycling statistics published by the U.S. Geological Survey and Department of Interior, the U.S. aluminium industry purchased an estimated 4,14,500 tonnes of aluminium scrap during March 2017, up 7.1% YoY.  USGS estimates that recovery o ...

Secondary Aluminium   |  
Market   |
29/May/2017
Aluminium demand in North America up in March and through Q1 2017

According to the preliminary estimates from Aluminum Association, aluminium demand in the United States and Canada (shipments by domestic producers plus imports) stood at an estimated 6,798 million pounds for Q1 2017, up 3.3percent over the same period of 2016. Demand for semi-fa ...

Downstream Products   |  
Market   |
29/May/2017
India imported about 1.3 million tons of alumina in 2016; Australia tops the exporter list

India has an installed alumina capacity of 6.5.million tons and the reported production of alumina stands at 4 million tons in 2014-15 which increased by about 6% YOY. NALCO continues to be the leading producer of alumina in India accounting for about 45% of the total production. ...

Alumina   |  
Market   |
29/May/2017
Chinese aluminium scrap market remains firm; prices on upward track in all major markets

Currently, there is an increase in investments in secondary aluminium alloys production in China and producers are shifting focus on using scrap generated within China. China generates a large amount of aluminium scrap every month. Here is an analysis of the price trends of ...

Secondary Aluminium   |  
Market   |
29/May/2017
LME aluminium dips slightly after testing month’s highest; SHFE 1707 expected to rise after holidays

After touching the highest for the month at US$1,954 per tonne on Thursday May 25, LME aluminium has plunged slightly low to close at US$1,950 per tonne on Friday, May 26. LME aluminium may rise during the Dragon Boat festival holiday, which will allow SHFE 1707 aluminium to rise ...

Primary Aluminium   |  
Market   |
29/May/2017
LeEco may ditch Electric Vehicle project in U.S.

Early 2016, LeEco formed a U.S. subsidiary, Faraday Future, to build a $1 billion electric vehicle plant in Nevada and the company founder Jia Yueting continued to move forward with the plan despite the cash crunch. Aluminium, with its properties, is bound to play a dominant r ...

End User   |  
Transport - Automobiles (cars)   |
28/May/2017
Week in Review: News headlines from downstream aluminium sector

The week gone by is marked by a few quarterly results, project announcements, product announcement etc.  There are some positive developments in production, shipment and revenue. Automotive sector continues to drive the aluminium market, making the downstream producers focus ...

Downstream Products   |  
General   |
27/May/2017
Tri-Arrows to invest in aluminum cold rolling mill in Logan County, Kentucky

Tri-Arrows Aluminum Inc., a supplier of rolled aluminum sheet for beverage cans and automotive uses, will invest $125 million to build a cold rolling mill at Logan Aluminum Inc. in Kentucky which is expected to create 60 jobs in the western part of The Blue Grass State. The proje ...

Downstream Products   |  
Project   |
26/May/2017
Spot alumina prices in major China markets continue to rise; A00 aluminium ingot on upward track

Spot alumina prices in China have registered a gain in May and now continue to grow firm throughout all the major markets. As on May 26 2017, as reported by Shanghai Metals Market; the average spot alumina price in East China market increased from RMB 2,440/t on May 25 to stan ...

Alumina   |  
Market   |
26/May/2017
Brazil's Votorantim reports loss in Q1 2017; aluminium sales volume up

Brazilian metals and cement group Votorantim, formerly known as Votorantim Industrial has posted a net loss of reais 546million (US$166million) for Q1 2017, in comparison to 144million-real profit in Q1 2016. The loss was mostly driven by the sale of non-strategic cement asset ...

Primary Aluminium   |  
Market   |
26/May/2017
Alba continues to make solid progress on Line 6 Expansion Project

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), the Bahrain-based international aluminium smelter, has been taking solid steps with the progress of Line 6 Expansion Project, according to a statement issued by the Chairman of Alba’s Board of Directors, Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Kh ...

Primary Aluminium   |  
General   |
26/May/2017
Data shows a flat pattern in aluminium bar rod & profile export by the Netherlands in last two years

The Netherlands is one of the twenty largest economies in the world. Netherland is one of the largest producers of aluminium downstream products. As one of the world's fastest growing exporters of industrial products, the Dutch country exports a substantial amount of rolling and ...

Downstream Products   |  
Market   |
25/May/2017
Queensland Parliament sees business and job growth in the domestic bauxite sector

Annastacia Palaszczuk, the Premier of Queensland has said in the parliament that stronger commodity prices have resulted in a rise in job creation in the coal exploration sector. Similarly, jobs in the copper, zinc and bauxite sector would also stabilize with the ramp u ...

Bauxite   |  
General   |
25/May/2017
New GLAFRI award to recognize future innovation in aluminium foil and closures

The Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative (GLAFRI) has announced the launch of The Robert V Neher Award, an award that would recognize the best innovative packaging and technical applications in the field of aluminium foil and closures through an academic competition. The Aw ...

End User   |  
Packaging - Foils   |
25/May/2017
Aluminium recovery from scrap up 8% YoY in March 2017

Total aluminium recovered from scrap in March 2017 was 324,000 Tonne, 8% more than the revised amount in February 2017 and 8% more than the recovered amount in March 2016, and 4% more than the amount in March 2015. Of this, 180,000 tonne of aluminium was recovered from new scrap. ...

Secondary Aluminium   |  
Market   |
24/May/2017
US Primary aluminium production in March 2017 up 11% MoM; but, down 19% YOY

According to the recently published USGS Mineral Industry Survey for Aluminium in March 2017, domestic primary aluminium production in March 2017 was 63,000 tons, up 11% in comparison to February 2017, but down 19% YOY and 56% less than the production in March 2015. The average d ...

Primary Aluminium   |  
Market   |
24/May/2017
EAFA reports improved alufoil deliveries in Q1 2017 driven by strong domestic demand

According to the latest figures released by the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA), European markets started 2017 with strong demand for all grades of aluminium foil. Production increased 1.5% YoY to 226,900 tonnes in Q1 2017. Exports registered a downturn in Q1 in compar ...

Downstream Products   |  
Market   |
24/May/2017
Spot alumina prices in the China market on upward track; A00 aluminium prices on the rise

After declining through the first fortnight of May, Alumina prices in China have registered a gain and now continue to grow firm throughout all the major markets. As on May 24 2017, as reported by Shanghai Metals Market; The average spot alumina price in East China market incr ...

Alumina   |  
Market   |
24/May/2017
LME aluminium dips after testing resistance at around US$1,947/t, SHFE continues to fall

After picking up pace on news that the OPEC countries may extend their oil output cut agreement, LME aluminium has plunged low on yesterday’s closing as a natural trend after testing resistance at around US$1,947 per tonne. LME aluminium plunged 0.87 per cent from its previ ...

Primary Aluminium   |  
Market   |
24/May/2017
Aluminium product shipments in North America up in April; extrusion, rod & bar shipment drop

According to the latest Aluminum Association report, shipments of Aluminium Powder and Paste to domestic markets by domestic producers, including imports by domestic producers stood at 7.08 million pounds during April 2017, an increase of 57% YOY. On a month on month comparison, ...

Downstream Products   |  
Market   |
23/May/2017