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IAI: output down in April

Published: June 08, 2012 by Greg Morris

Total production in April (30 days) was 2.043Mt, down from 2.118Mt in March (31 days) and down from 2.111Mt in April 2011.

For the first four months of 2012, aluminium production averaged 68,600t/day, down from 69,700t/day in January-April 2011. Production for the four-month period…

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North American demand on the rise

Published: June 07, 2012 by Greg Morris

Compared to April 2011, net new orders of mill products reported by domestic producers increased 3.7%.

A significant increase was seen in demand for semi-fabricated or mill products which increased 7.9% over Q1 2011.  Total demand for semi-fabricated products climbed 5.4% over March…

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Daily output drops slightly

Published: March 21, 2012 by Greg Morris

Total production in February (29 days) was 1.998Mt, compared with 2.139Mt in January (31 days) and 1.950Mt in February 2011.

Figures from the IAI also showed daily average primary aluminium output in China rose to 53.4kt in February, up from 48.9kt in January.

Total primary aluminium…

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Nikolaev refinery in record output

Published: January 04, 2012 by Greg Morris

The record was reached following a $350M facility upgrade. A the lime burning kiln was reconstructed with its conversion to heating gas, a fifth calcination kiln built and the captive power plant reconstructed.

The output increase was also made possible due to of Rusal’s production…

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Aluminum Association Highlights December 2, 2011

Published: December 06, 2011 by Greg Morris

Deteriorating market fundamentals in October justified the negative investor outlook. Demand weakened, evidenced by another decline in Net New Orders for Mill Products in October.

At the same time, IAI production for October posted its largest monthly volume for 2011. Although IAI…

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Launch of Alu Solutions sustainability conference

Published: December 01, 2011 by Greg Morris

Dear Reader,

Alusolutions 2013, the Global Forum on Sustainability in the Aluminium Industry, is the definitive event for industry executives.

Massive strides have been made by the industry in reducing its carbon footprint.  But more needs to be done in order to meet national and…

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