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Mike Southwood is a Senior Analyst with CRU's Aluminium team and joined the company in 2006 via the acquisition of Commodity Metals Management Company.

Mike covers the full value chain of the North American aluminium sector and is a primary contributor to the team's publications and price forecasts, including the Aluminum Weekly Outlook, the Aluminum Price Perspective, the Aluminium Products Monitor, and the Aluminium Flat Rolled Products Quarterly Outlook.

He also serves as CRU's in-house technical analyst for all LME metals prices, exchange rates, and oil prices, providing critical insight into the risks around short-term price movements.

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Truck and trailer demand on cruise control

One of the surprise bright spots for aluminium demand in 2017 were the heavy-truck and trailer markets, and strong demand from these end-use markets has continued in 2018.

By Mike Southwood 24 May 2018