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Antaike confirms the negative Outlook for aluminium to China

13 March 2013
Antaike confirms the negative Outlook for aluminium to China

The Agency «Antaike» confirm the negative predictions

analysts of the market of nonferrous metals on the prospects in the sector of aluminium

for Chinese manufacturers. The company’s experts are sure that the growth in supplies of «winged

metal» no stop, which means that the resource will continue to become cheaper. «Despite

the fact that for most producers the world aluminum prices have crossed

the threshold of profitability for Chinese enterprises (in particular — located in

the Western provinces of the country, where cost of production is less high) price

the bottom has not been reached» — say the experts of the information provider. «So

we believe that production growth in the sector will continue and will exceed

last year’s figures by about 12% (moving from $ 22.3 million

tons to 25 million) to comment on their expectations of the representatives of the «Antaike».

Analysts of the news Agency noted that

despite the low quotation of aluminium in the markets, large manufacturers from China

(unlike the European, Australian and American colleagues) were not changed in

the near future do not plan to adjust their own production volumes

products. According to experts, such measures ran only a few small

companies whose production capacity does not exceed 5 thousand tons of metal

a month and not have a significant impact on the overall situation in the sector. When

some of the major market operators in the last few years invested

funds in the construction of new production enterprises in West China

Republic, where the price of electricity (a major cost in aluminum

production) is much lower than in other regions of the country. According to

experts China, the commissioning of most of these plants are planned

2013−2014. «And this time we are not talking about some few hundred

tons of «excess» of aluminium per year, and about 3−4 million tons, which, because of more

low production costs, will bring to the market a very significant imbalance»

— share expectations of Chinese analysts.

12 March 2013
14 March 2013