Aluminium Casthouse Shapes Market Outlook


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Aluminium Casthouse Shapes Market Outlook

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CRU's Aluminium Casthouse Shapes Market Outlook, published Thursday 9 June 2016, looks at the continued trend from primary producers to increase value added products (VAP) production. CRU Principal Consultant Eoin Dinsmore: "primary producers continue to be profitable on value added shapes production. But the profits made on shipping billet and foundry to the USA look at risk as US imports rise."

Your essential resource for the purchase and sales of aluminium value added shapes

CRU is pleased to present the Aluminium Casthouse Shapes Market Outlook. This product provides an essential insight into this increasingly important aspect of the de-integrated aluminium industry.  This report explores the value added shapes markets, providing detailed information for producers, traders and consumers of both primary and secondary aluminium ingot, slab, billet, foundry alloy and wire rod. The Market Outlook presents to you:

  • A comprehensive exploration of the fundamental and non-fundamental factors which are driving ingot and value added shapes premiums
  • A five year LME aluminium price forecast from CRU's propriety price forecast model
  • A five year forecast of regional ingot, billet, slab, wire rod and primary foundry alloy premiums
  • A five year forecast of demand and production by end-use and region
  • A five year forecast of demand and production for casthouse shapes by region and product type
  • NEW - Three quarterly updates including one year ahead forecasts for ingot, billet, slab, wire rod and primary foundry alloy premiums and netbacks, with supporting analysis and a top level view of demand and supply fundamentals by product form.
  • NEW - One on One Conference call with report editor and CRU's global team of analysts
  • Detailed secondary capacity of wire rod, billet, foundry alloy and slab by producer for Europe, North America and Japan
  • A five year forecast of regional trade positions including global third party slab trade 
  • Industry smelter capacity rankings on a company and country basis
  • Examination of the key aspects of regional casthouse shape conversion costs and alloying elements, and freight costs for major transport routes

Why should you use CRU for aluminium casthouse shapes industry analysis? 

  • Producers are increasingly trying to maximise their profitability by achieving the correct optimisation of their casthouse product mix
  • In this de-integrated industry, market players must identify the future growth in demand and make choices as to which shape will gain them the most profitable netback after costs
  • Also consumers of ingot, slab, billet, foundry alloy, wirerod need to know where they can source metal and plan for future fluctuations in supply and metal price
  • Our analysis benefits from CRU's detailed understanding and research across the entire aluminium value chain, and from its costs analysis throughout the industry. This makes our research robust and detailed providing you with both a top down and bottom up approach to examine the shapes markets


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