CRU Launches Aluminium Casthouse Shapes Market Outlook

CRU, independent commodity industry analysts and management consultants in the global metals, mining and fertilizer industries.

London, United Kingdom, May 13, 2013 --( CRU, independent commodity industry analysts and management consultants in the global metals, mining and fertilizer industries, has launched their Aluminium Casthouse Shapes Market Outlook, a resource for forthcoming developments in the industry.

CRU's Aluminium Casthouse Shapes Market Outlook offers comprehensive information for all producers, traders and consumers of aluminium ingot, slab, billet, foundry alloy and wire rod; the report has been compiled by an expert team of consultants, all of whom have conducted detailed research and analysis of the industry. The report features: in-depth explorations of all fundamental and non-fundamental factors driving ingot premiums; detailed five-year forecasts covering the demand for casthouse shapes (by region and product type); industry capacity rankings, on a company and country basis; CRU's forecasts for regional trade positions, freight costs and potential net backs, and more.

Companies subscribing to the report will receive access to CRU's analysts based in London, Beijing and the US, as well as full online access to CRU's historical data and statistics, with hard copies and online access to the full service. The report is split into five detailed chapters with appendices, and is available via computer as well as select tablets and smartphones.

"Producers are continually striving to boost their profitability by achieving the right optimisation of their casthouse product mix, and our Aluminium Casthouse Shapes Market Outlook will make all the difference to their understanding of, and operations within, the industry," CRU's Charlie Durant, Senior Consultant, Aluminium, said. "Our team of consultants has a detailed understanding of the entire aluminium value chain, with solid research providing companies and consumers with an in-depth outlook on the industry and its future."

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About CRU:
CRU Group was established in 1969, and has since become the leading business for independent market analysis and management consultancy across three areas of the global commodity industry: metals, mining and fertilizers. With more than 220 expert staff, CRU employs engineers, economists, geologists, metallurgists and chemists. CRU is based in London, Pittsburgh, Beijing, Santiago and Mumbai, with representative offices in Sydney and Sao Paulo.

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