Brazilian Q1 Al output down 24.7% on Albras' restrictions, Abal says

Brazil’s primary aluminium production totaled 147,000 tonnes in the first quarter of 2019, falling by 24.7% compared with 195,100 tonnes in the first quarter of 2018, the country’s association for the sector, Abal, said on Monday April 29.

Output volumes are decreasing because the Albras smelter, located in the northern state of Pará, is using only half of its capacity following environmental issues - Norwegian producer Norsk Hydro owns 51% of Albras’ shares.

These are the lowest production levels since Abal started compiling records. In 2018, the country produced 659,000 tonnes of aluminium, which was a 17.8% decrease from...

Published

Renato Rostás

April 30, 2019

15:32 GMT

São Paulo