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Aluminum price could rise on automotive demand


According to the new chief of Japan’s Aluminum industry association, if other carmakers follow in Ford’s footsteps and release models made from the lightweight metal, its price could rise by as much as a third to $2,500 per tonne. While the metal has already seen niche usage in high-end automotive products, the decision to employ it within the construction of a ...
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