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23.06.2020

World primary aluminium production inches up by 1.44 % YoY in Jan-May

Global primary aluminium production stood at 5.448 mill. t in May, an increase of 0.7 % from 5.410 mill. t in May 2019, according to the latest data showed by the International Aluminium Institute (IAI) on Monday 22 June 2020. On a month-on-month comparison, the output increased by 3.3 % from 5.274 mill. t.

Total aluminium production amounted to 26.771 mill. t in the first five months of 2020, an increase of 1.44 % from 26.392 mill. t in the first five months of 2019. In Asia ex-China, aluminium production reduced by 8.56 % year-on-year but up 2.7 % month-on-month to 342,000 t in May. In January-May, output came in at 1.712 mill. t, a decrease of 6.6 % from 1.833 mill. t in January-May 2019. In the Middle East, primary aluminium production stood at 496,000 t and 2.449 mill. t in May and January-May. That was up 6.21 % YoY and 8.36 % YoY. Europe’s primary aluminium production stood at 635,000 t in May, from 646,000 in May 2019. In the first five months of 2020, total production dropped 0.82 % to stand at 3.129 mill. t. China’s estimated primary aluminium production stood at 3.105 mill. t in May, IAI data showed. (AlCircle.com, June 22, 2020)