North American aluminium demand up, production down in 2012

US and Canadian aluminium demand edged up through most of 2012, even as production slipped, according to industry figures compiled by the Aluminum Assn and the Aluminium Assn of Canada.

Demand (shipments by domestic producers plus imports) totalled more than 21.19 billion pounds in the first 11 months of 2012, up 5.7% from nearly 20.04 billion pound the previous year, but primary aluminium production for the full year slid 2.4% to...


This article was first published by AMM

January 29, 2013

11:10 GMT