Aluminium Casthouse Shapes Market Outlook


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Aluminium Casthouse Shapes Market Outlook

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  • Quarterly updates including a one year ahead forecast for regional 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
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CRU’s Aluminium Casthouse Shapes Market Outlook Quarterly Update, published Friday 9 December, gives an update on value added products premiums and supply developments. CRU Principal Consultant Eoin Dinsmore writes “All VAP premiums will decline in Q1 2017. Producers continue to battle for market share and consumers are continuing to benefit from lower premiums.”

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

CRU's Aluminium Casthouse Shapes Market Outlook provides an essential insight into this increasingly important aspect of the de-integrated aluminium industry.  The 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. 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. 

This is what you will receive as a subscriber:

A concise executive summary with chapters providing a comprehensive exploration of the fundamental and non-fundamental factors which are driving ingot and value added shapes premiums, including a five year LME aluminium price forecast from CRU's propriety price forecast model; plus comprehensive data files and CRU's Industrial and Economic Outlook

• 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 and five year forecast of demand and production for casthouse shapes by region and product type

• 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

• 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.

• Access to CRU's 20-strong and experienced Aluminium team in the UK, US, China and India, including a guaranteed one on one conference call

• 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

• Regular CRU Insights and CRUViews on issues important to customers delivered when they are most useful

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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