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Paul Williams

Research Manager, Aluminium View profile

CRU’s Aluminium team provides in-depth market analysis, forecasts and price assessments for the global aluminium industry.

Our aluminium market analysis focuses on supply and demand fundamentals, price dynamics and forecasts for the entire value chain, including upstream and downstream markets. As well as a five-year view, we also provide a 25-year forecast for aluminium supply, demand and prices.

CRU publishes price and premia assessments and research across Europe, North America and Asia, based on our robust and transparent methodology, with regular updates on how market events are affecting prices. Exawatt contributes its proficiency in solar panel technology, with comprehensive cost analysis. This collaboration augments CRU's portfolio with a profound insight into pivotal decarbonization technologies that revolve around aluminum's supply and demand in reaching sustainable targets.

As part of our comprehensive aluminum coverage, we provide extensive Asset intelligence, offering data on costs, emissions, and valuation, as well as insights into major alumina refineries, bauxite mines, key smelters and rolling mills, as well as smelter power tariffs worldwide. This empowers our clients to comprehend emerging cost trends, competitor structures, and to develop, test, and benchmark strategies aimed at enhancing efficiency, maximising profitability, and optimising stakeholder returns.

CRU aluminium analysts are based in London, Mumbai, Beijing and Pittsburgh. Our analysts are available to engage with you directly and many of our customers contact us regularly for insights that guide strategic and investment decisions.



  • Aluminium Extruded Products
  • Aluminium Rolled Products
  • Aluminium Wire and Cable
  • Primary Aluminium
    • – Billet
    • – Foundry Alloy
    • – Ingot
    • – Slab
    • – Wire Rod


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