Linking up the full value chain to foster debate and global industry networking
Despite prices languishing at $1,500 per tonne and premiums receding heavily in 2016, the mood at the 31st International Aluminium Conference in Madrid was reasonably upbeat. Certainly supply discipline - both inside and outside China - have helped bring the market more into balance and demand remains strong in a number of applications and regions. However any optimism is marked with a good deal of caution given that inventories are still at high levels - estimates from speakers upwards of 12m tonnes around the globe, both visible and hidden. So the general consensus was that any price improvements in 2017 will be modest.
As always the conference provided an excellent forum for debate on issues affecting all parts of the value chain, from raw materials to end-uses, as well as many opportunities for networking and contract negotiation, with close on 500 aluminium industry executives gathered in the conference auditorium, bar and meeting rooms.
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