SHANGHAI, Jun 6 (SMM) – Primary aluminium alloy: The PMI for the sector rose 3.8 points MoM to 44 in May. Production and orders at most companies remained poor. A few producers reported declines in production and sales. Primary aluminium alloys are used almost entirely in the automotive industry. June-August is the traditional off-season. Many auto makers will cut or suspend production due to high temperature, which will hurt demand for primary aluminium alloys. The PMI is expected between 40-50 in June.
Secondary aluminium alloy: The PMI for the sector rose 8.6 points MoM to 47.1 in May. Most producers maintained low operating rates. A few producers ramped up production slightly after orders improved. Some producers cut output due to losses and poor orders. Sluggish end demand will keep the PMI below 50 in June.
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