South American aluminum production fell to its lowest level in 32 years in June
According to statistics from the International Aluminum Association (IAI), primary aluminum production in South America was 89,000 tons in June, down 21.9% year-on-year. The last production of less than 90,000 tons was in February 1985 (88,000 tons).
Compared with the 94,000 tons in May, it was down 5.32%.
In the first half of the year, South American aluminum production was 611,000 tons, down 11.4% year-on-year.
In the past 12 months, South American aluminum production was 1.36 million tons. The 2017 output was 1.38 million tons.
IAI's statistics include Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela, and are the only three countries in South America that produce primary aluminum.
In June, global primary aluminum production totaled 5.32 million tons, down 2.9% from 5.48 million tons in the same period last year. In 2017, global aluminum production was 63.4 million tons.
News Date: 25th July, 2018. Reported by Vanessa.