In terms of demand, the key aluminum markets include China, the United States, Germany, India, and Japan. Aluminum prices have been rather volatile over most of the past decade. Between October and December of 2016, prices were so low that many aluminum smelters had to increase their levels of idle production capacities. China's slowing economy lowered the price again in 2019. The growing volume of recycled aluminum may help reduce the imbalance of supply and demand in the aluminum industry. The global coronavirus pandemic in 2020 disrupted trading in metals and metal products, including aluminum. Demand for aluminum dropped as countries imposed strict lockdown measures to curb the spread of the virus.
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In the following 5 chapters, you will quickly find the 27 most important statistics relating to "Aluminum".