Monthly Archives: March 2019

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A Look at China’s Slowing Economic Growth and its Impact on Aluminum Manufacturing | Eccomelt356.2 | Substitute for A356.2

In recent weeks, you may have heard that economic growth in China, the second-largest economy in the world, has slowed down to its lowest point in nearly three decades. The news itself is true, but depending on your source, you may find that some of the statistics and numbers telling [...]

By | 2019-03-28T18:05:11+00:00 March 28th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Aluminum Outlook in 2019: What to Expect

Global production of aluminum hit a record low (since 2009) in 2018 with decreasing prices and increasing costs, U.S. trade tariffs imposed against China, Chinese smelter curtailments/shutdowns, and U.S. sanctions against Rusal.  In 2018, global primary aluminum output totaled 64.34 million tonnes, according to the International Aluminum Institute (IAI), only [...]

By | 2019-03-01T14:10:00+00:00 March 1st, 2019|Blog|0 Comments