China Aluminum Semis Export Data Analysis in May 2012-Shanghai Metals Market

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China Aluminum Semis Export Data Analysis in May 2012

Data Analysis 01:58:13PM Jul 02, 2012 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Jul. 2 (SMM) --

Data from the General Administration of Customs show China’ aluminum semis exports in May fell 23% YoY, but was up by 8.3% MoM, to 260,000 mt. Aluminum extrusion exports fell 13.28% YoY, but rose 5.3% MoM, to 79,000 mt. Aluminum plate, sheet and strip exports were down 41.49% YoY, but up 3% MoM, to 104,000 mt. Only aluminum foil exports reported gains on both a monthly and yearly basis. China’s aluminum foil exports increased 13.85% YoY and 18.5% MoM, hitting 64,000 mt for the month. High value-added aluminum products are major contributors of export growth since higher export profit margins are still possible at higher SHFE/LME aluminum price ratios.

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48945.0
40.0
(0.08%)
Aluminum Ingot
Dec.13
14010.0
-70.0
(-0.50%)
#1 Lead
Dec.13
15475.0
-25.0
(-0.16%)
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18540.0
80.0
(0.43%)
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139750.0
-750.0
(-0.53%)

China Aluminum Semis Export Data Analysis in May 2012

Data Analysis 01:58:13PM Jul 02, 2012 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Jul. 2 (SMM) --

Data from the General Administration of Customs show China’ aluminum semis exports in May fell 23% YoY, but was up by 8.3% MoM, to 260,000 mt. Aluminum extrusion exports fell 13.28% YoY, but rose 5.3% MoM, to 79,000 mt. Aluminum plate, sheet and strip exports were down 41.49% YoY, but up 3% MoM, to 104,000 mt. Only aluminum foil exports reported gains on both a monthly and yearly basis. China’s aluminum foil exports increased 13.85% YoY and 18.5% MoM, hitting 64,000 mt for the month. High value-added aluminum products are major contributors of export growth since higher export profit margins are still possible at higher SHFE/LME aluminum price ratios.