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Total deliveries of aluminium foil products from Europe in Q3 2021 slowed slightly compared to the previous quarter, but remain ahead of the same period last year, according to figures released recently by the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA). Shipments were 1,3% ahead, year on year, at 236,500 tonnes (Q3 2020: 233,400). In the first nine months of the year production of 723,000t is a healthy 2,7% above 2020 levels (706,500t), driven by continuing increased domestic consumption, which is offsetting export volume declines.

Following solid first quarter growth, led largely by exports, the second quarter of 2021 saw domestic deliveries of aluminium foil accelerate rapidly (+8,8%) as European demand recovered from the pandemic crisis. Exports declined slightly but were more than offset by growing internal demand. At the halfway point of the year total deliveries reached 488.900 tonnes, 3,4% ahead of the first six months of 2020, according to figures released by the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA).

The first three months of 2021 saw deliveries from European foil rollers reach 245.000 tonnes, up by 2,3% compared to 2020 (239.500t) led by very satisfactory performance in overseas markets, where growth of over 10% was achieved, according to figures released by the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA). Domestic demand also showed modest improvement, achieving 0,9% growth in the same period.

Despite major disruption to markets, supply chains and production during 2020, European deliveries of aluminium foil, to both domestic and overseas markets, ended the year only fractionally (0,2%) lower than the previous year. Total production was 930.700 tonnes, compared to 933.100 in 2019. Overall domestic deliveries were 0,5% lower, while exports showed an encouraging 0,8% increase, according to the latest figures released by the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA).