European manufacturers face prospect of aluminium shortages, price hikes

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Cuts to magnesium production in China threaten aluminium supply, represent ‘imminent risk of Europe-wide production shutdowns’ say industry associations

European manufacturers who rely on aluminium as a critical raw material are facing the prospect of significant product shortages and price hikes within weeks as Chinese exports of magnesium – a key raw material used to harden aluminium alloys – have all but ground to a halt.

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