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Aluminum Demand to Rise 5.3% a Year, Output Increase Needed, Rio Projects reports today that in anticipation of the increased need for aluminum ( 5.3%/ per year for the next decade), aluminum producers will need to increase global output by two-thirds, according to executives at Rio Tinto’s (NYSE:RIO) Alcan division. The story is quoted as saying: Unless new smelters are built by 2020, demand for the [...]

A Rosier Outlook for Japan’s Economy

Aluminum stockpiles have risen consistently this year amid the downturn in the auto sector; however recent evidence that the economy is improving combined with confidence in Chinese purchases have lifted aluminum demand.