BEVERAGE CANS Ups and downs An analyst’s view

Aug 01, 2007 | 06:55 AM |

In the United States, 100 billion aluminum beverage cans are consumed each year, half of the worldwide total of 200 billion cans.

The U.S. market has been flat since peaking in 1999, according to Subodh K. Das, director of the Center for Aluminum Technology at the University of Kentucky, but during the same period the world aluminum packaging market grew rapidly, mainly in emerging markets in Asia and Eastern Europe. China's aluminum beverage can market is seeing double-digit growth, and in the next....

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