China Buying Boeing Supplier Signals Aluminum’s Future

  • Top producer of metal using glut to make higher-value products
  • Changing market spurs Alcoa to split as Liu swallows Aleris

China Buying Boeing Supplier Signals Aluminum's Future

China’s emergence as the world’s biggest aluminum maker has shaken up the industry, creating a surplus that forced competitors to close plants as profit fell. Alcoa Inc., an iconic American producer for more than a century, has shuttered smelters in the U.S. and plans to split itself in two.

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