Aluminum demand up but production declines in ’12

Jan 28, 2013 | 09:33 AM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Aluminum Association, Aluminium Association of Canada, aluminum demand, aluminum shipments, flat-rolled, extrusions, foil, Michael Cowden

CHICAGO — U.S. and Canadian aluminum demand edged up through most of 2012 even as production slipped, according to industry figures compiled by the Aluminum Association and the Aluminium Association of Canada.

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

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