Sumitomo raises its forecast for a global aluminum surplus to the highest level in two years,...

|By:, SA News Editor

Sumitomo raises its forecast for a global aluminum surplus to the highest level in two years, saying demand from China won’t be enough to absorb new capacity. Supply is projected to outpace demand by 866K metric tons this year from 760K tons in 2012; China alone will have a surplus of ~510K tons after years of smelting capacity expansion.