Aluminum production slips, demand rises: trade group

Jul 05, 2013 | 08:21 AM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Aluminum Association, aluminum demand, aluminum consumption, aluminum exports, aluminum imports, semifinished aluminum, aluminum scrap, new orders aluminum inventories

CHICAGO — While aluminum demand in the United States and Canada increased through April, other key indicators showed declines, including May domestic production, April scrap purchases and an index of new orders, according to recent Aluminum Association data.

U.S. and Canadian demand—shipments by domestic producers plus imports—increased to 8.18 billion pounds in the first four months of 2013, up 2 percent from the same period last year, while apparent domestic consumption (demand minus exports) inched up 0.5 percent to 6.81 billion pounds in the same comparison.....

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