Carmakers Use Aluminum Over Steel

by Yuliya Fedorinova and Marina Sysoyeva
Bloomberg News
February 6, 2013

Carmakers from Ford Motor Co. to Audi AG and Jaguar Land Rover Plc are using record amounts of aluminum to replace heavier steel, providing relief to producers of the metal confronting excess supplies and depressed prices…

“Tightening fuel economy regulations continue to drive the growth of the aluminum usage,” said Charlie Durant, senior consultant at London-based metals analysis company CRU.

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