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Shanghai Update – January 2023

Macro Economy The purchasing managers' index (PMI) for the manufacturing industry dropped 1.0 percentage point to 47.0% in December, below the critical point, indicating that the business conditions of the manufacturing industry have decreased from the previous month....

Understanding Aluminium Grades: Not all Aluminium is the Same

Aluminium grades differentiate the types of aluminium alloys and are used to indicate their most appropriate applications.

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Aluminium Market Update – November 2022

Macro Economy  1. The purchasing managers' index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector was 49.2 percent in October, down 0.9 percentage points from the previous month and below the critical point. In terms of enterprise size, the PMI of large enterprises was 50.1%, down...

Aluminium Market Update – September 2022

Macro Economy The manufacturing Purchasing managers' Index (PMI) in August was 49.4 percent, which is below the critical point and up 0.4 percentage points from the previous month. In terms of enterprise size, the PMI of large enterprises was 50.5 percent, up 0.7...

What is the Difference Between Aluminium and Stainless Steel?

Aluminium and stainless steel are two of the most widely used metals, as their versatility and properties make them staples in the manufacturing industry. But, there is a difference between aluminium and stainless steel. A few differences, in fact. Here are the main...

The Different Applications of Aluminium Alloys

A breakdown of the different applications of aluminium alloys, including the different types of aluminium alloys and their naming classifications.

Aluminium Market Update – April 2022

Macro Economy In March, China's manufacturing purchasing managers' Index (PMI) was 49.5 percent, 0.7 percentage points lower than the previous month, below the critical point, indicating that the overall business level of the manufacturing industry has dropped. In...

Aluminium Market Update – November 2021

Macro Economy China's manufacturing purchasing managers' Index (PMI) fell 0.4 percentage points from the previous month to 49.2 percent in October. In terms of the size of enterprises, the PMI of large enterprises was 50.3%, down 0.1 percentage points from the...

Chinese Aluminium Market Update – September 2021

Macro Economy The National Bureau of Statistics released the producer price data for August 2021. In August 2021, China's producer prices rose by 9.5% year-on-year and 0.7% month-on-month. The purchasing prices of industrial producers rose 13.6 percent year-on-year...