Buyers don't need to wait in queues: Alcoa
Nov 08, 2012 | 01:01 PM
| Andrea Hotter
NEW YORK Aluminum consumers should buy directly from producers and stop complaining about long queues at warehouses and the high cost of buying physical metal, according to Alcoa chief executive officer Klaus Kleinfeld.
Consumers made the "dangerous assumption" that aluminum prices were going to fall, and this set them up for difficulties if they delayed purchasing metal, he told AMM.
"What we believe were seeing is that many consumers reduced their amount of buying in the market because they assume the metal price is going to be lower, or even lower going forward. And then when it isnt that way, were hearing people complaining about the queues and the warehouses, or high regional premiums," Kleinfeld said.....
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