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Headwinds for US aluminum alloy market likely to continue into 2017

December 14, 2016 (8:49 mins)



It's been tough going for the secondary aluminum market over the last few months, and an ample alloy supply is weighing on the US market as the year ends. Sarah Baltic Hilliard, metals market editor in Pittsburgh, assesses the current market level for the A380 aluminum benchmark and what is contributing to slim margins -- or losses. Will consolidations or shut downs happen as the market tries to rebalance?

Click here for more about the upcoming Aluminum Symposium 2017 in Paradise Valley, Arizona from January 15-17 for a chance to learn more about the market and meet with Platts editors.


The following price assessments were mentioned in this episode:
Price Date
US A380 Alloy 81.5 - 83 cents/lb 12/12/2016
US High-grade auto shreds 62 - 64 cents/lb 12/12/2016
Silicon 553 Grade, Delivered US Midwest 96.5 - 101 cents/lb 12/14/2016



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