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January to November 2020 Metals BalancesThe 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.Read Article
Stats Corner January to February 2021Global 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.Read Article