According to figures released by the International Aluminum Institute (IAI), the global primary aluminum output was up by 200 mt per day during the month of May this year.
As per data, the average primary aluminum output excluding China was 67,500 mt per day in May ’14. This is when compared with the revised average primary aluminum output of 67,300 mt per day during April. However, the average output during May ’14 fell significantly from the levels a year ago. The global primary aluminum output had averaged at 68,100 mt per day during May 2013.
The total production during the month of May amounted to 2.093 million mt, almost 3.6% higher when compared with the previous month. The primary aluminum production had totaled 2.020 million mt during the month of April this year. Production during May this year was down when compared with the figures of 2.111 million mt recorded during May last year.
The primary aluminum output during the first five months of the year totaled 10.108 million mt. The average production during the five-month period was 66,900 mt per day. The total output during the corresponding five-month period in 2013 was 10.312 million mt at an average daily rate of 68,300 mt.