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  • Press Release February 2021

    Press Release February 2021

    17-Feb-2021
    The calculated market balance for primary aluminium for the period of January to December 2020 was a surplus of 1546kt which follows a surplus of 462 kt recorded for the whole of 2019. Demand for primary aluminium for January  to December 2020 was 64.77 million tonnes, 422 kt less than in the comparable period in 2019.
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  • Press Release January 2021

    Press Release January 2021

    20-Jan-2021
    The calculated market balance for primary aluminium for the period of January to November 2020 was a surplus of 2081 kt which follows a surplus of 448 kt recorded for the whole of 2019. Demand for primary aluminium for January to November 2020 was 59.11 million tonnes, 583 kt less than in the comparable period in 2019.
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  • Stats Corner January-February 2021

    Stats Corner January-February 2021

    03-Feb-2021
    Global economies and metal markets were grim in 2020 so we thought it useful to put it into context with some long term time series. WBMS has global metals production back to the 1890s in some cases. We have taken 1950 as a starting point and compared this with 1975, 2000 and 2020 so almost quarter centuries.
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